A house is more than four walls and a roof, it is a place of comfort and security, a gathering place for friends, and a haven for your family. Imagine you live in a home that is so well insulated, and energy-efficient that it produces as much renewable energy as it consumes, leaving you after a year of living there with a net-zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home. Yes, they exist, the zero energy homes and they are our Flying Homes.
Build to a high standard, absorbing the cleanest air, maintaining a balanced indoor temperature, it will provide for a quiet and sound sleep. What more can you ask for from a low-maintenance, healthy environment to live in the home? And yes, there is more… Because the construction is airtight and grid tight, it keeps its air fresh, filters it with its ventilation system that in addition to zero energy bills accumulates way less dust making cleaning the easiest of duties.
Zero-energy homes suit any lifestyle: those of lone occupiers, couples, young, middle-aged families, older couples… Why, because it becomes irrelevant if you are living in a warm and humid climate or rather colder regions. And yet, they can look like any home you want, old-style, modern, futuristic… Each can have its own unique style. Built with significant energy-saving features like insulation, high-efficiency windows, passive solar gain in winter and passive shading in summer, and many more other features depending on the climate of the area or the wishes or your wishes, and what is more important not affected by the surge in electricity prices.
This price will be zero or close to zero!
Moreover, compared to traditional homes the Zero-energy homes are safer, stronger, have thicker walls, fresh filtered air, and are built with advanced window technologies. Zero-energy homes prevent indoor air and moisture pollutants due to their robust, balanced fresh air ventilation, Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV), and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems exhausting the “bad” poor air, filtering out the fresh air that enters, dispersing the filtered clean air throughout the home, and dilute any residual or newly created indoor pollutants. HRV and ERV also maintain balanced home temperatures and, in most circumstances, maintain necessary levels of indoor humidity as per relative humidity standards that should ideally be between 40% and 60%. The quality of the air that we breathe in and out is a major factor in our health, quality of life, and effective functioning.
While, global warming, increased use of synthetic chemicals, and population growth are exacerbating pollution levels, it is of existential importance to help create a future where we can breathe fresh air with near-zero pollutants. Zero-energy homes and buildings are a big part of the solution. So, as you can see reduced energy bills, greater comfort, and reduced carbon emissions are only some of the amazing benefits that zero-energy homes offer.
The benefit to Home Buyers
Did you know that your home can be the reason for a healthier life free of pollution-related conditions? Constructed with non-toxic finishes, materials, and surfaces, advanced fresh air systems, passive solar design principles this future of living solutions make most of the natural daylight, filling your home with warm and inviting sunshine. What more would one desire than having such comfort, the potential for a healthy life, at almost zero energy cost and yet proudly tell all friends and family about their great contribution to reducing the impact of climate change, that is the greatest global challenge and goal of the century.
Benefits to Builders
Zero Energy Homes are the homes of the future and announce the future of living. The alternatives are much more costly and strenuous. Building a home to code means that its energy performance, health, and comfort will be outdated the minute it’s complete. Even if there are options for solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, and storage batteries these add new revenue streams.
As an integral part of building a zero-energy home, builders can take pride in providing high-quality air, interior health, and comfort to their clients, thus marketing their brand as high-quality, high-performance builders.
Builder risk is reduced due to higher customer satisfaction, greater durability through effective moisture management, and fewer phone calls. Builders can market their reputation to bring in more clients and build their businesses.
As the market is heading towards zero-energy homes, builders who embark on this trend will be leaders in their field.
Zero buildings are a win all around.