Energy Efficient Housing
Integrated Building Solutions encourages and supports clients to use energy efficient housing principles when renovating or building their new homes.
Energy efficient building is the future and creates advantages for the client by saving money over time and reducing their carbon footprint. Our overall objective is to reduce the harsh impact the building process has on the environment and produce a more energy efficient home to live in for our clients. Integrated Building Solutions achieves this by looking at alternative energy solutions, water harvesting, insulation, latest building materials, effective building design etc.
When designing or remodeling an existing home, consider the transition into using energy efficient products. Basically being “energy efficient” relates to using less energy in providing the same service which is a vital step in guaranteeing long-term cost savings, as well as reducing impact on the environment.
If you plan to design and build a new home or extensively remodel one, the best approach would be to optimize the whole house into an energy efficient system. Some guidelines are as follows:
• Water heating
• Air sealing
It is important when making a home energy efficient to focus on the insulation of the structure which will allow the building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature efficiently.
South Africa has in recent years started to focus on incorporating energy efficient technology into domestic constructions, as the awareness of “going green” has increased in light of the growing electricity, and other, costs.
Incorporating and combining energy efficient principles into your home and building design is a simple way of saving money and the environment at the same time.