Energy efficiency isn’t only good for the environment, it makes strong business sense. Investing in energy-efficient materials, equipment, and systems in the construction of your building can save resources and money for years to come. Here’s how Scott Build builds with energy efficiency in mind.
Why Choose Energy-Efficient Materials and Systems
Energy use is responsible for 75 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. The energy used to heat and electrify buildings accounts for a sizeable portion of those emissions, as does the energy to power our manufacturing and construction industries. By choosing energy-efficient materials, equipment, and systems, you reduce your contribution to these emissions while also saving money on your energy bills in the long run. You may also qualify for special tax credits, rebates, and other incentives by choosing energy-efficient materials.
It Starts with Value Engineering and Lifecycle Cost Analysis
During the preconstruction and design phase, Scott Build uses value engineering to find the most energy-efficient and cost-effective materials for your project without sacrificing optimal performance and quality.
We also perform a lifecycle cost analysis on the materials, equipment, and systems we use for your project so you know the true cost of these components. This analysis includes what it will cost to maintain and repair these materials over time as well as the energy required to operate them. We’ve found that the more energy efficient these components are, the less they cost our clients over time.
Ways to Design for Energy Efficiency
There are all sorts of ways to build with energy efficiency in mind. Often, it starts with the footprint of the building itself. Work with your builder to design a right-sized structure for your needs. Use LEED standards to guide your choices of design, materials, and systems. Insulate your building properly for your climate and choose windows that are energy efficient. Choose Energy Star-rated HVAC systems and appliances. Install programmable thermostats and LED lighting.
These are just a few ways you can build with energy efficiency in mind. Scott Build is here to help you uncover your options. To work with the Master Builder, get in contact with our team. We look forward to hearing from you.