Energy Efficient Building
Stumbelbloc offers an energy efficient building solution which is achieved with the use of recycled polystyrene placed in the cavities of the modular blocking system.
Before designing a new home or remodeling an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency. This will save energy, money and will make your home more durable and comfortable. The planning process is also a good time to look into a renewable energy system that can provide electricity, water heating, or space heating and cooling.
In an existing house, the first step is to conduct a home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) to find out how your home uses energy and determine the best ways to cut energy use and costs. If you plan to design and build a new home or do an extensive remodel on an existing house, optimizing home energy efficiency requires a whole-house systems approach to ensure that you and your team of building professionals consider all the variables, details, and interactions that affect energy use in your home.
In addition to occupant behavior, site conditions, and climate, these include:
- Appliances and home electronics
- Insulation and air sealing
- Lighting and day-lighting
- Space heating and cooling
- Water heating
- Windows, doors and skylights