How a Whole-House Approach Is Used to Create Successful Green Home Design

whole-house approachWhen working with our design/build team at Sage Builders LLC, you’ll find it quite easy to incorporate green home design features into your new or remodeled Boston area home. You and the experts will discuss using a whole-house approach during the design phase. There are many variables that go into a whole-house approach. Some of these include:
  • The local climate and site conditions: Before going inside the house, there are many factors outside that can impact the efficiency and sustainability of your systems.
  • Insulation, air sealing and windows, doors and skylights: All of these items are designed to help keep conditioned air where you need it rather than escaping to the outdoors. With the guidance of the design/build team at Sage Builders LLC, you can rest easy knowing that your house will keep your HVAC system operating as efficiently as it was designed to.
  • Heating, cooling and appliances: Drawing from the first two sets of variables, it’s important to have a right-sized HVAC system that can handle the load required to heat and cool your home. Too big and you’ll have an inefficient system, too small and you’ll have a system that isn’t capable of keeping your house at a comfortable temperature year-round.
When incorporating a whole-house approach to your green home design, you’ll find many benefits. Along with lower energy bills, you’ll enjoy reduced outdoor noise, increased durability of your home and better indoor air quality. It’s easy to see that taking the time to review all aspects of the home design during your new home construction or remodeling project will pay great dividends over time. To learn more about green home design, or any other design and build questions, get in touch with Sage Builders LLC. Image via Shutterstock.com

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