Net-Zero by Design - HVAC Sizing - Part 3
In Part 2 of the Net-Zero Energy Home series we discussed the importance of the home’s orientation as well as the uniqueness of the effort to get to Net-Zero. Energy Smart Home Plans is very proud of the fact that we’ve designed so many Net-Zero Energy Homes! Now let’s get into some detail about designing a Net-Zero Energy Home and how the customer’s wish list is a factor.
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In Part 2 of Net-Zero by Design we'll talk about the Lot Purchase. - In Part 1 of this Net-Zero by Design series of blogs, I mentioned that virtually all of the discovery we make during a Custom Home Design process applies to creating a Net-Zero Energy Home. But there is also much more to consider to create such a unique home. How unique? The Residential Energy Service Network, RESNET reports that as of 2015, there were only 185 Net-Zero Energy … [Read More...]
Net-Zero by Design - Tight Envelope & Smart Insulation - Part 4
In Part 3 of the Net-Zero Energy Home blog series, I addressed the importance of reducing the energy demand of the mechanical system, particularly in hot and humid climates. Before we started designing homes with the ducts in conditioned space, heating and cooling the home consumed two-thirds of the home’s energy bills. That ratio has been greatly reduced in homes built … [Read More...]