Efficiency, House Design, Technology

Energy Efficient House Design

With increasing energy costs a real possibility in the future, energy efficient house design is becoming increasingly important. Anyone designing or building an energy efficient home should consider these key points: 1) Proper Orientation You can lower heating and cooling costs by orientating your house appropriately to make the most of passive solar gain, while at the same time minimizing…

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Efficiency, Engineering, House Design

Efficient Home Building Materials

Here are some things you should consider when selecting efficient home building materials for the construction of a new home or renovation project. 1. Efficient and Sustainable Flooring Generally speaking, there are two options when it comes to laying the foundational floor. Those are a concrete slab and traditional timber platform. • Slabs are often used in heavily trafficked areas…

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