High Efficiency Homes
Today, more than ever, we have the ability to choose products during the building process that will lower utility costs and help save the environment.
Insulated Concrete Forms
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are a system of formwork for reinforced concrete that stay in place as permanent interior and exterior walls, floors, and roofs. The forms are dry stacked (think Legos) and filled with concrete. ICF construction has become popular when striving for energy efficiency and natural disaster resistant homes.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Geothermal energy is derived from the heat retained within the Earth. Below ten feet the Earth's temperature is fairly constant, around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In the hot summer months when the outdoor temperature exceeds the ground temperature, a pump is used to transfer the heat into the ground. In the cold winter months the process works in reverse.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation has many advantages over other types of insulations available today. When the insulation is applied it expands to fill all spaces, preventing air from escaping. This significantly reduces the cost of heating and cooling your home.
Radiant In-Floor Heating
In addition to providing comfort for cold toes, Radiant In-Floor Heating also conserves energy. Heated water circulates through tubing that is embedded in the floor, resulting in heat that is gradually radiated into the living space. Because there is no energy lost through heat ducts, homeowners can turn down their thermostats several degrees resulting in an efficient system and a lower heating bill.