Energy Homes

By: Zero Energy Homes  11/24/2014
Keywords: Energy Homes, Passive House, Roof, Walls, Windows, Floors, Utility systems, Electrical, Plumbing

Here at Zero Energy Homes, we offer extremely energy efficient houses, which help to lower or even eliminate your utility bills, and provide a more economical way of living. We are a licensed, Energy Star Partner and certified Passive House Builder. We perform all building design, engineering, and layout work in house and very seldom use subcontractors. We take pride in constructing only one house at a time. When you choose Zero Energy Homes, you will be living in a comfortable, state of the art, energy efficient home that drastically reduces or eliminates your annual heating / air conditioning and energy costs. We can build a Passive House℠, Zero Energy House, or traditional code built house on your lot or in either one of our two developments. Centrally located in the Wyoming Valley, just minutes from schools, shopping centers, area hospitals, the Wyoming Valley Country Club, and the Hanover Industrial Estates. Easy access to I-81, I-80, SR 11, and the PA Turnpike. If you’re not familiar with the Passive House℠ concept, we think you’ll be pleased when you learn more about this energy efficient home building technology. “Passive House is both a building energy performance standard and a set of design and construction principles used to achieve that standard. The passive house standard is the most stringent building energy standard in the world: buildings that meet the standard use 80 percent less energy than conventional equivalent buildings, and provide superior air quality and comfort. A systems-based design strategy carefully models and balances a comprehensive set of factors including heat emissions from appliances and occupants--to keep the building at comfortable and consistent indoor temperatures throughout the heating and cooling seasons. Continuous mechanical ventilation of fresh filtered air, assures superb air quality. “Maximize your gains, minimize your losses”. These are the basic tenants of the passive house approach. A Passive House project maximizes the energy efficiency of the basic building components inherent in all buildings; roof, walls, windows, floors and the utility systems: electrical, plumbing & mechanical. By minimizing a building's energy losses, the mechanical system is not called to replenish the losses nearly as frequently, saving resources, operational costs and global warming related pollution. Unlike any other structures, passive house buildings maintain occupant comfort for more hours of the year without the need for mechanical temperature conditioning of the indoor air. The opposite has been the norm in this country with a history of inexpensive fuel and construction techniques with little consideration for energy losses through thermal bridging, air-infiltration, let alone being conscious of using some or even any insulation.” PASSIVE HOUSE ALLIANCE.

Keywords: Energy Homes, Passive House, Roof, Walls, Windows, Floors, Utility systems, Electrical, Plumbing