Integrity. Professional. Considerate.
NET ZERO HOME
When we make reference to 'Net Zero', this is a home that has the ability to produce its own electricity and some. The surplus electricity it produces is then sold back to the utility, which off-sets the electricity used by the home when it is not possible to produce its own electricity i.e. night time.
..when the gird is down.
This build has all the benefits of the Net Zero build with the added ability to run completely independent of the grid utility as and when required. Moreover, if enough electrical storage is designed into the build, it can run independent of the grid 100% of the time. While retaining the 'safety net' of having grid supply if ever needed.
Exactly what it says on the tin, Off-Grid i.e. not connected to the grid utility. These are builds for businesses and homeowners who want that freedom, independence and carbon footprint reduction. It should be noted however that most counties in SW Florida only allow no grid connection on buildings outside of the city limits.
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT SOLAR AND BATTERIES
The most efficient build has to consider many other aspects...
Conditioning a building in SW Florida generally accounts for around 75% of the monthly electricity costs, and therefore should always be a key focus when building a new home or business premises. Most builders simply install what is termed as a 'builders grade' air conditioner. Which means it is highly likely to cost the end user significantly more to run over the lifespan of the unit. Our specified systems are the most efficient available in all cases, unless specified otherwise by the client.
Installing controls for your new build is an important part of the process in ensuring you have the most efficient home or business possible. The key, however, is ensuring those controls are as simplistic and as user friendly as possible. These can range from simple on/off controls, through to full building management systems, that choice is yours.
DESIGN WITH THE SUN IN MIND
We all love the sun, it's one of the reasons why we live in SW Florida, right?
An efficient build MUST always consider the sun at the point of design. Not only the suns ability to produce free energy, but also the negative sides too. Such as the heat and humidity caused by the sun. That's why the sun has to be a high on the agenda as a serious consideration in the design process. Not only for heat load and energy production, but also recreational and leisure time.