With the constant rise in utility costs, energy efficiency should be high on your list of priorities when building your new home. These small upfront improvements can save you money from day one and throughout the life of your home.
There are many different options when it comes to home efficiency and it is very important to understand them all in order to help you make the best decision possible. Riko Passive Homes is constantly researching new and existing technologies.
Here are a few ways to differentiate between different levels of energy efficiency:
A – Zero Energy Home – Home that creates as much energy as it requires to operate
B – Passive House – 90 % more efficient than a code built home
C – NetZero Ready – 80 % more efficient than a code built home
D – R-2000 – 50 % more efficient than a code built home
E – Energy Star – 20 % better than a code built home
F – Home built to minimum building code requirement
To discuss which option is best for you, contact us today!