Energy efficient manufacturers are constantly improving the design and durability to provide solutions to consumers who want more efficient home on the planet. The balancing act that a constructor green homes must rid is not an easy feat: they need provide a House with the creature comforts we just all take for granted and, at the same time, they must also provide a superior measurable alternative in their offers public will appreciate and be able to offer. Value is extremely important, given the current economic situation in America.
In the past, energy design was extremely expensive and, in turn, was not something that the average consumer could afford even if they could appreciate the fact that energy efficient homes are good for the environment. Now, construction of houses that are so effective that they almost can feed themselves is not only technically possible, but consumers can obtain these products of superior quality for the same price as a standard, home built site range. While these houses go by many names, manufacturers of refer to effective and affordable houses as "zero homes efficient."
Zero net energy efficiency is designed to provide total needs of a household electricity. The purpose of the housing process void is double: first, to meet the total needs of a home energy and, secondly, at the least possible expense. Some critics of the term "zero net energy efficiency" say that they can achieve the same results of a net zero home by simply by adding a large number of solar panels in every home they build. In all fairness, it is true that you can provide all the electrical needs of a House by adding much more solar panels, but it is not nearly as effective, efficient or economical than design a House and its various components as a system which aims to reduce energy use by as many points of the design as possible.
The goal of zero net design should be, then, not to add panels of solar dear as needed, but to reduce overall power consumption of a home such as the less than components expensive solar photovoltaic system must be used.
The reason why many manufacturers do not move in the direction of improving the efficiency is because the only research and development costs are enormous. However, constructors that do not match the pace with effective designers, in the future, will lose market share to more forward thinking manufacturers.
It is possible to have a green home. In fact, you can buy a home built custom, now for the same price of site standard built many houses you can find residential neighbourhoods in common tract. In residential tract, you can add an island in your kitchen, but you can move whole walls or add significantly square feet; you buy exactly what the developer offers standardized plans. Custom, factory built houses differ in that you have much more control over the design and the final product. Conduct research online on houses zero and solar homes and you will arrive to the conclusion that there are a number of viable options to a wide range of prices.
Luca Brammer is the Director of the development of the business to Hallmark-South-West Corporation. Hallmark-South-West is a builder of prefabricated houses in California who specializes in the design of home energy efficiency and zero net energy efficiency.