Energy efficient homes are designed to conserve and reduce overall energy usage. To achieve high levels of energy efficiency, homeowners must take elements like appliances, layout and construction methods into account.
For example, in wintertime, cracks around windows can let cold air in and warm air out. The colder your house, the more energy you use to warm it up. And if you have an old, less efficient furnace, you end up using even more resources and face higher utility bills.
Energy efficiency is a win-win: it’s good for the planet and for your wallet, which is why it’s so important to home construction. Ben Bogie (@benbogie) and his company, BPC Green Buildings, construct new homes regularly, and many of his clients are making sustainability a priority for cost efficiency and environmental protection.
In the video below, Ben and his team are working on an ultra-modern, high performance home construction with rigorous standards for air tightness. Watch how Ben uses spray foam to meet these standards.