Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is fast becoming the gold standard for high quality buildings. It is a simple concept: produce as much energy on site as you will use over the course of the year. It is, however, not an easy to reach goal.
In general, most large conventional homebuilders build to code and no more. In most states, building to code means the home won’t fall down, but this is not the same thing as being excellent. In fact, it means that most homes are only built to the very minimum standard required by law.
If there is anything Canada is more famous for than its maple syrup, it’s the frigid winters that chill the country from coast to coast. All homes built in Canada are done with the knowledge that they must be able to withstand winter’s chill as well as summer’s heat. Constructing a home in Canada is a unique challenge that is often overcome by ensuring that the home is insulated beyond the standards set out in the National Building Code of Canada. Read below to get inspired by these Canadian homes and how their owners decided to take on the chill of winter!
Saving money on energy bills has never been easier than with the rigorous standards and concepts presented by Passive Houses. The Passive House was introduced in 1991 by Dr. Feist in Germany and is a concept used more and more commonly in construction of homes and buildings today.
Net Zero Energy homes – words you are sure to have heard in combination, but what does it mean?
The words “modular” and “modern” are two words that have never preceded each other in the past, but are now finally starting to make headway in the custom build modern housing market.
Steel is becoming an increasingly popular material to be used during construction of modern homes. In addition to being trendy, steel homes come with a plethora of benefits that would meet any and all needs of an eco-conscious home owner.
Looking to buy a steel home? Here are 5 reasons why Steel Buildings are eco-friendly and the right choice going forward.
Personal projects and overseeing their completion creates a strong sense of pride and ownership for all parties involved. People will choose to build their own homes, as they have previously lived in a home that is no longer serving their specific needs. Generally, their experience with this old home will dictate and inspire the flow and layout for a new home.
You’ve purchased a small lot but still want a beautiful and well-lit home. It’s time to ask yourself… “Is this feasible?” Thankfully, BONE Structure has all the solutions for your Infill project.