Faced with rising energy costs, a greater concern for the environment, and an increased focus on the comfort and health of their families, homebuyers are looking for homes that are more comfortable, healthier, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and less expensive to operate. That is why we thought it was so important to focus on building high-performance homes.
The most cost-effective way to increase housing performance has remained unchanged over the decades:
- maximize the performance of the building envelope by adding more insulation
- pay attention to details to increase the air-tightness
- add a heat recovery ventilation system to improve indoor air quality.
Focusing on the building envelope and ventilation at the time of construction makes sense, as it is difficult to make changes to these systems in the future. Eastwood Homes prides itself on being the expert in energy efficiency and high-performance home building in Newfoundland.