Why choose a Net Zero Home?
Net Zero Homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. Every part of the house works together to provide consistent temperatures throughout, prevent drafts, and filter indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. The result: exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort – a home at the forefront of sustainability. It all adds up to a better living experience.
Where does Coastal Pacific Insulation come into this?
Coastal Pacific Insulation helps achieve the energy requirements of a NetZero build by using a combination of insulation technologies which may include but are not limited to:
- Better air seals – anywhere thermal energy may escape: foaming outlets, full caulk and seal vapor barrier, taping corners/HVAC pipes/plumbing lines, sprayfoaming troublesome spots, acoustic caulking around where poly meets outlets and light receptacles
- Higher R-Value Insulation & more of it – denser insulation in the blown attic/ceilings especially, higher R-value in the exterior walls (ie. Rockwool), thicker rigid foam insulation in the crawl
- Windows – most builds just get window foam, for long lasting seals we use backer rod with elastomeric caulking which resists cracking and mildew. It also provides your windows with an air-tight seal.
- A Net Zero Home produces as much energy as it consumes and is up to 80% more energy efficient than a home built to conventional standards.
- With a Net Zero Home, your utility bills will fall to an all-time low, and stay low all year round.
- A Net Zero Home protects you from future increases in energy prices. Over the years, that could be a very big deal.
- Built to higher standards than conventional new homes, a Net Zero Home is more durable – with high performance, warm windows and better insulated walls and roof.
Greater comfort, healthier living
- A Net Zero Home delivers exceptional comfort all year round.
– Advanced construction methods and materials along with superior heating, cooling and ventilation equipment means even temperatures throughout the house.
- Exceptional indoor air quality for healthier living.
– A built-in filtered fresh air system reduces allergens and asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen and outdoor air pollution.
- Tightly built and well insulated, a Net Zero Home is quieter. Outside noise such as traffic, lawnmowers and barking dogs are virtually silenced.
- By purchasing a Net Zero Home, you’re doing your part to protect against climate change and preserve natural resources for future generations.
- A Net Zero Home produces as much energy – clean, renewable energy – as it consumes.
- It’s also equipped with water-saving fixtures and appliances.
- All of a Net Zero Home’s features work together to significantly minimize your household’s environmental footprint.
To find out more about NetZero homes visit the Canadian Home Builders’ Association website: https://www.chba.ca/CHBA/BuyingNew/Net-Zero-Homes.aspx/