A high-performance home must be viewed from a holistic standpoint.
This means everything must be considered, from the foundation and structure to the building envelope, mechanical systems, finishes, waste reduction and even the price and marketability.
Every piece plays a role in making the home high-performance. At Hillson Homes, we include a multitude of features and practices which increase a home's performance for little or no additional cost. By considering and paying attention to these small details, our homes are naturally more energy efficient and durable. Ask us about these features and find out what the difference is.
This is where the real fruits of your labour are experienced.
Not only will the home be extremely comfortable because of it's high performance, but it will also be much less costly to operate and will place a much smaller demand on the environment. Some of our homes cost less than 1/3 to operate as compared to a similar "standard" home.
Your high performance home will support your family's lifestyle and needs for many years to come.
Regardless of the extent of the home's performance and it's components, everything starts with a plan and should involve the right team from the onset. These members should include the Builder, Architectural Designer, Interior Designer, Engineer and a Certified Energy Advisor.
Proper planning ensures that the home's performance is optimized and will meet the needs and expectations of it's inhabitants.
In order to quantify how a house performs, there are certain steps which must be taken.
Through the use of a third party Certified Energy Advisor, the home's performance is first modeled during the planning stage which allows for fine tuning of its performance. At the end of construction, the home is tested and verified, which results in a rating or certification of the home's performance.
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