High-performance custom homes are residential buildings that have been designed from a building science approach and constructed to maximize energy efficiency, reduce their environmental impact, and provide a comfortable living environment for their occupants. At Frontiers Design Build it is our vision to increase the amount of high-performance custom homes being built in the Guelph, Puslinch, Erin, Carlisle and Milton areas. Guelph is recognized as a hub for green initiatives – it makes perfect sense that the Guelph area lead the charge by building better homes.
These homes typically use a variety of technologies and building practices to achieve these goals, such as:
- High levels of insulation and air sealing to reduce heat loss and gain
- High quality energy-efficient windows and doors to minimize air leaks
- High-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
- Smart home technology to monitor and control energy use
High-performance custom homes are important for several reasons. Firstly, they are much more energy-efficient than conventional homes, which means they use less energy for heating, cooling, and electricity. This not only helps reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact, but also saves homeowners money on their energy bills.
In addition, high-performance custom homes offer a more comfortable, quiet and healthy living environment. With high levels of insulation and air sealing, these homes can maintain more consistent temperatures and reduce drafts and cold spots. This can improve indoor air quality, reduce noise levels, and provide a more comfortable living space.
Finally, high-performance custom homes are becoming increasingly important as we seek to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and move towards a more sustainable and mindful future. By incorporating renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies into residential buildings, we can help reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Overall, high-performance custom homes are an important part of the solution to our energy and environmental challenges. They offer a way to reduce energy consumption, save money, and create a more comfortable and sustainable living environment.
Learn more about current homes being built and see past projects on our High Performance Homes page.
Contact us today to get started on your next High Performance project.