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  ENERGY EFFICIENCY  –  Building an Energy Efficent Home
 
New Home Tech
The decision to build a new custom home is the launching of a journey that provides a family with a beautiful home tailored specifically to their family’s lifestyle for now and in the future. The journey of design and construction is a process, while daunting at times, will give a complete understanding of the elements of a custom designed and built home. It will enlighten you to the features and operation of your new home, allowing using it to its full potential and expanding the enjoyment your family will get from your investment in money and time. Upon completion the satisfaction for the journey and the end results will provide a lifetime memory.

There is a perception that designing a custom home and engaging a professional architect and interior designer is reserved for those who are affluent. Not true. The square footage and the purchased appliances and décor are relevant to the overall cost, but the quality of design and construction are common to any home. Designed and built right, a home will stand and serve families for generations. Technology in all areas of our lives is expanding in quantum leaps and the operation of a home is part of the technology growth. To this end, it is a wise person that consults with those whose business is to be trained with solid design principles, with practical design and build experience and whose profession requires them to stay current with trends and regulations. At the end of the day design professionals will save you money with their advice.

01
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - SELECTING A COMMUNITY
Making the right choice of which community to reside in is a very material part
of the ultimate enjoyment of your home.
 

02
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - SELECTING A BUILDER
The individual selected as your custom homebuilder will play an enormous role
in building your new home.
 

03
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - PLANNING AND DESIGN
Determining what you want from a home should always be the opening consideration
before starting with new construction.
 

04
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION
Most new homes continue to utilize wood frame construction. Not all exterior walls
however, are designed the same.
 

05
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENT
Regardless of the price point of your home, the goal of having an energy efficient
home should be your highest priority.
 

06
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - INSULATION AND ROOFING
Insulation is a key factor in the battle for energy conservation. It makes a
significant difference in heating and cooling expenses.
 

07
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - WINDOWS
By taking a few considerations in the design phase, you can directly influence
the windows to be ordered for your home.
 

08
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - DOORS
They contribute to the overall energy efficiency of a home and therefore are
an important facet of planning and design.
 

09
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - HEATING AND COOLING
HVAC systems are not only responsible for maintaining temperature, but also
keeping air fresh and free of organic compounds.
 

10
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - FIREPLACES
Have warmth and ambience without loosing your airtight envelope by installing
a fireplace box tied into a direct vent pipe.
 

11
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - APPLIANCES
When selecting appliances, keep in mind the two costs. First is the purchase price
and second is the lifetome operating cost.
 

12
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - PRE-WIRING
Structured wiring prepares your home to handle today's, and more importantly,
tomorrow's home technology.
 

13
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - LIGHTING
The quantity, placement, and type of lighting will have a lasting influence on
your energy consumption over the life of the home.
 

14
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - SOLAR SYSTEMS
Think of a solar system as an appliance and its purpose is to provide a source
of energy other than purchased energy.
 

15
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - BATHROOMS
When selecting fixtures, energy demand, water usage, and space need to be
considered in designing the the bathroom.
 

16
  NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION - FLOORING
Selecting flooring isn't just about the looks. Flooring also plays a role in the
heating and cooling efficiency of your home.
     
 
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