Sensible Net-Zero by Design
This is the 6th and final blog of this Net-Zero by Design Series. By now it’s plain to understand that a Net-Zero Energy Home is not just any home covered in solar panels, with awful windows and poor insulation. I actually see homes covered in solar panels, every now and then and figure that the homeowner’s first call was to the solar panel salesman. That’s the last call a homeowner should make if a Net-Zero … [Read More...]
Net-Zero by Design - Know Your Low-E Windows SHGC - Part 5
In Part 4 of the Net-Zero Energy Home blog series, we talked about the great advancements we made in the last 10 years to dramatically lower the energy usage of the mechanical system, particularly in hot and humid climates. We also covered creating an optimally insulated thermal, air tight envelope and a quick review of plug load reduction.
Potentially responsible for over 20% … [Read More...]
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.
Here are just a few … [Read More...]