The most important decisions that impact how your new home or cottage will perform over its lifetime are made early in the design process.
These decisions not only impact how much energy will be required to heat, cool and operate your home, but also how comfortable it will be. Some of the ‘green factors’ you should consider include:
- Sustainable building materials and construction techniques
- Solar orientation of the building to maximize comfort while minimizing energy
- Site conditions including vegetation, water runoff and seasonal water tables, direction of prevailing winds and seasonal impacts of wind direction
- Rain water collection, grey water recycling, drain water heat recovery units
These early design decisions have a huge impact on how much energy will be required to operate your house or cottage. Let the professionals at Minchalet Homes work with you to understand the options and make the right decisions based on your needs.