The most exciting houses being built today are energy-efficient, sustainable, and thoroughly green. From solar-powered dwellings to homes underground, some of these new houses are entirely "off the grid," generating more power than they actually use. But even if you aren't ready for a radical new house, Kaltee Construction can help you slash your utility bills and do something great for the environment through energy-efficient building and remodeling.
Energy-efficient houses function like living things. They are designed to capitalize on the local environment and to respond to the climate.Use a properly sized and energy-efficient heat/cooling system in conjunction with a thermally efficient building shell. Maximize light colors for roofing and wall finish materials; install high R-value wall and ceiling insulation; and use minimal glass on east and west exposures.