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With the incredible array of energy-efficient home systems available today, your custom home building or renovation project has the ability to transform the way you live. And if you’re planning a new custom home, you should think high-performance from the start.
High-performance homes utilize the most advanced sustainable design and technology available today to realize immense energy and cost savings, prevent mold and mildew formation, promote exceptional indoor air quality, and ensure that you live in remarkable comfort.
And a high-performance custom home only costs 5-10% more than a conventionally-built home. After several years, the cost efficiencies realized by high-performance home systems offset the initial construction premium. Plus, your family enjoys a home that is beautiful, healthier, more comfortable, and better for the environment. Read on for a list of energy-efficiency options that Clarum offers for high-performance construction and green renovation.
High-performance homes deliver superior insulation, regulating your home’s temperature by preventing unwanted air flow, heat loss, and drafts. Insulation helps you lower costs, lighten your environmental impact, add comfort, and create calm and quiet in your home.
High-performance design can transform your heating, cooling, and water delivery systems.
You might read this and get the impression that high-performance systems are easy additions to your construction or renovation project. And, to a certain extent, that can be true.
The key is to make sure that your design and build team has an understanding of and experience with incorporating high-performance into their design, planning, and building practices. You should always ask your builder about their experience working with high-performance systems, and how they plan to ensure that your new home is healthy and eco-friendly.
To learn more about Clarum’s approach to high-performance home building, give us a call at 650.322.7069.