Are you thinking about building a new home in Canberra? What about a new home that saves you money on your energy bills? Well then you need to build an energy efficient custom built home from Torres Homes. Worried about the cost? You’re not alone. Many of our clients think that building an energy efficient home will be more expensive. You can imagine how pleasantly surprised they are when we tell them this is simply not the case!
Save Money with an Energy Efficient New Home
By following energy efficient building guidelines, we are able to design new homes that will not use as much energy or water as homes that were not designed with these principles in mind. Less energy usage and less water usage means you save money on your energy bill, as well as contributing to a cleaner, greener environment, and a more sustainable future.
When building an energy efficient new home, a builder will consider the following factors:
- Ventilation and Draught Proofing
- Window Glazing and Skylights
- Location and orientation of the home on the land to maximise natural features of the landscape
- Thermal Mass
- Landscaping and Shading
Custom Built Energy Efficient Homes in Canberra
Energy efficient homes are becoming more popular in Canberra as we experience such huge fluctuations in temperature from season to season. Winters are very cold and summers are extremely hot, while autumn and spring can be anything in between. An energy efficient home will help maintain more consistent temperatures throughout the seasons, thus, saving you up to 60% on your energy bills each year. If you consider that building an energy efficient home costs the same as a standard home, it’s easy to understand why this trend is taking off.
If you are looking to build an energy efficient home in Canberra, Torres Homes is a smart choice. We won the 2015 GreenSmart Energy Efficiency home of the Year & Custom Built Home of the Year. Our team has the experience and the imagination to make your new home dreams come true. Contact Us Today!