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Net zero homes shrink your carbon footprints while reducing your energy costs. But, most importantly, they give you and your family safe and healthy living by providing a cleaner environment.

Fortunately, achieving net zero construction has become more affordable and easier than ever before. This is because many energy-efficient home builders use the latest heating technology and lower-cost renewable energy systems for green buildings. Although a good green home builder can handle everything, it’s a great help to educate yourself about the process. So, let’s get started:

Energy Audit and Modeling of Your Home

The first step in designing a green home building is the detailed energy simulations of the design. Green builders often work with home energy raters who can perform this simulation. They perform a physical test of your home to verify the performance and identify problem areas. They also help determine the trade-offs in materials, systems, and technologies used in net zero homes. And, these estimates help you get accurate bids from custom home builders.

Monitor and Changing Occupants’ Behavior

Did you know net zero homes produce nearly as much energy as they consume? Well, that depends on how the occupants use the home. Once the design has been accomplished, you may need to change your habits. Your green home builder will educate you on operating and maintaining your space. They sit down and explain how the home works and how it will benefit your family. Moreover, you can use some tools to monitor, in real-time, energy consumption and production in your net zero home.

Some essential features of net zero homes are:

  • Renewable energy generation
  • Passive solar design
  • Efficient water management
  • Exceptional air sealing that facilitates weatherization and proper ventilation
  • Smart devices for monitoring, in real-time, your energy consumption and production.
  • Continuous insulation
  • Energy star appliances
  • High-performance windows and doors that reduce energy loss and allow natural light in
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • High efficiency water heater

Find the Best Green Home Builder

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As you see, the builder plays an important role in the process, the most crucial step is to find the best green home contractor. Choose someone who has significant experience and resources for building energy-efficient homes. Ask questions to custom builders that help clear all your doubts and confusions.

August Homes stands out because of its multi-generational industry experience and high-performance systems. Also, our team consists of energy-efficiency experts, innovative architects, and professionals accredited with LEED For Homes.

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