Thinking green isn’t just a trend – it’s a new way of approaching every aspect of our lives to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure the long-term health of our planet. It’s certainly true for building and renovations – it’s an important part of the work we do at Quantum construction. Our green building practices incorporate practices that increase the efficient use of resources – energy, water and materials – while reducing the direct and indirect impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle. Whether you’re building from scratch, renovating a space or adding to an existing build, you can make it the most energy efficient space possible, saving the planet and your pocket book in the long term.
If you are in an older home, there are a few things you can do right away to improve your energy efficiency:
- upgrade the insulation throughout your house
- upgrade to a high efficiency heating and AC system
- upgrade your water heating system and install low flow shower heads and toilets
- control the air flow in your house by making it as air tight as possible and installing the latest ventilation systems
Making your house greener is all about controlling the flow of air, moisture and heat in and out of your home. And it has benefits beyond reducing your carbon footprint. Controlling the flow of air, heat and moisture will also greatly improve the overall air quality in your home, resulting in a healthier environment for you and your family. It will also save you money in the long run – investing in energy efficient insulation, plumbing and ventilation products will shave dollars off your monthly utility bills for years to come. It’s an investment in your planet, your health and your pocketbook.
Quantum Construction is committed to greener homes for all of our clients. Contact us today for a free thermal energy assessment for your home that will help you flag problem areas and give you a game plan to make your house as energy efficient as possible.