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ZERO Energy Design 2017-08-24T12:05:07+00:00

ZERO ENERGY DESIGN is defined as harvesting renewable energy from the sun and other natural resources, and recycling energy from our high performance mechanical systems that manage the interior environment of your home.

Insulsteel designs and builds custom homes achieving Zero Energy Design in 4 easy steps:

– Steel Insulated Panels Cut Energy Bills by 50%

– Steel insulated panels are airtight, well-insulated up to R-58.

– Steel insulated panels are 2 to 3 times stronger than using ‘stick-built’ materials.

– Panels are precision manufactured for rapid assembly – ‘dried-in’ in just days.

– Can be built to withstand up to 200 mph winds.

Low Cost

To achieve a low monthly energy expense, the home needs to be free of drafts and leakages in the building shell envelope, allowing for a mold and mildew ‘sandwich’. Building leakages not only deteriorates the home’s ability to attain a low energy usage, but in a short time, deteriorates the indoor air quality contributing to illness of the occupants.

Solar Power

Advanced, low cost solar system harvests free energy from the sun.Low profile solar panels integrated into the roof structure and design.System can generate most or all of the electricity your home uses during the day.If you don’t use all the electricity your roof makes, the excess power flows back through your meter into the power grid.Federal and State rebates pay for more than 50% of your total system costs.

Energy Recovery Ventilator & UV Filtration

Whole house ventilation system that reduces energy costs by cutting heating and cooling loads.Helps manage continuous supply of fresh air while dehumidifying incoming air, reducing the possibility for mold growth. In-duct UV filtration system filters out contaminants and allergens such as dust and bacteria. Saves energy in the winter by recovering heat from exhaust air. 

What exactly is HERs

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is one of many national standard for measuring the energy efficiency of a home. Typically the older the home, the higher the rating (consuming more energy and costing more dollars to maintain). Even most new homes, while somewhat improved over an older home, is typically in the mid-range and will still cost the homeowner (vary based on usage like mpg in a car) a greater monthly expense in utility bills. It may sound good, but it has not achieved a healthy and lower utility cost.

To achieve a low monthly energy expense, the home needs to be free of drafts and leakages in the building shell envelope, allowing for a mold and mildew ‘sandwich’. Building leakages not only deteriorates the home’s ability to attain a low energy usage, but in a short time, deteriorates the indoor air quality contributing to illness of the occupants.

An Insulsteel, a Zero Energy Designed Home is so airtight, it attains one of the lowest HERS scores and surpasses that criteria to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.