Dreambuilder came across this interesting article regarding the growing interest in building net-zero energy homes.  Generally, this can only be achieved through the use of whole-house solar power systems.  These systems have been coming down in price but are still quite expensive — so it is important to review a cost/benefit analysis before adding a such a system your new custom home.

Dreambuilder automatically includes several energy-saving features in its homes, such as radiant barrier roof sheathing, high density insulation, more efficient HVAC systems and low-e windows — all of which contribute to a lower electric bill.  Solar power, solar hot water and geothermal heating are just three of many additional ways to make your home more energy efficient.

Read the complete article here, and contact us today with your “green building” questions.

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