Designing and building a new home to be energy-efficient requires careful planning and attention to detail. Ozark Mountain Home Builder uses the whole-house systems approach to develop a successful strategy for optimizing the energy efficiency of the new home. This approach views the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. The whole-house system approach also takes the occupants, site conditions, and the local climate into consideration.
Ozark Mountain Home Builder utilizes a whole-building systems approach from the beginning of the design process to arrive at the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solution.
Variables that are taken into consideration include:
- Site conditions
- Local climate
- Insulation and air sealing
- Heating and cooling
- Water heating
- Windows, doors, and skylights
- Natural and artificial lighting
- Appliances and electronics.
Some of the benefits of utilizing the whole-house systems approach include:
- Reduced energy costs
- Increased comfort
- Reduced noise
- Healthier indoor environment
- Improved building construction.
Ozark Mountain Home Builder also utilizes advanced house framing techniques which reduces lumber use and waste, and helps improve the energy efficiency of the wood-framed house.