How Much Energy Is Your Home Wasting?


Your house is your castle. But how efficient is that castle?

Are you wasting money on heating, energy and other aspects?

The homes in New Zealand tend not to have a good reputation. Much of our existing housing stock is cold, dark and damp. Not exactly the kind of home you want your family to experience for generations.

They also cost a lot to heat as they are not designed to be energy efficient.

With the world shining a spotlight on the need for more sustainable practices, energy hungry homes are not helping.

That is why the idea for green homes really resonated with Isiah Reynolds. He saw a real need for high quality, sustainable homes in the Taranaki region. So, Green Homes Taranaki was born.

How Much Energy Is Your Home Wasting?

Did you know that the average home creates 362kg of carbon emissions every month?

They also spend an average of $237 per month on energy.

Unfortunately, much of that energy is wasted because the home is just not energy efficient. That means it may not be well insulated, there may be drafts or cracks letting the cold air in, or it simply has not been well built.

However, a home that is focused on being sustainable is not only better for the environment, but it also keeps you warmer and healthier.

A Green Home only creates 222kg of carbon emissions per month and has an average monthly energy bill of $146. That is quite the difference!

What Is A Green Home?

The homes built by Green Homes Taranaki are designed and built to be energy efficient and sustainable. As a family business, they understand the importance of a safe and healthy family home. So, every home is built well above standard building requirements and they set out to achieve a 6 Homestar rating on every build.

Energy efficient means that they utilise resources like passive solar from the solar heat of the sun. It also means utilising products such as thermal mass for storage of the heat. It also comes down to the positioning of the build, by having the main areas of the home north facing, to maximise the natural light and warmth of the sun.

But a Green Home is more than simply the building work. These are homes that are designed to last more than a lifetime. They are homes that you can raise your family in, then your grandkids, and their future generations also.

Who Are Green Homes Taranaki?

More than just a building company, Green Homes Taranaki build your ultimate family home. And they help you to create your dream by guiding you through every step of the process.

Right from the time you decide you want to build, through to handing over the keys, they are with you. They can advise you on all the best ways to make the design energy efficient and help you create the plans for a home you will love to live in.

From there, the build takes place. They offer a designated online portal that allows you to track each step of the build and a full project team onsite to manage all aspects of the process.

Green Homes Taranaki always form excellent relationships with the people they build homes for. On more than one occasion they have been invited back for a BBQ after the build has been completed!

So, if you are looking for an amazing build experience where the end product is a sustainable lifetime home, then get in touch with the Green Homes Taranaki team today.

Head to their website www.greenhomesnz.co.nzwhere you can see examples of their work, more information on the process and how you can get in touch.

Sustainable Business Practices

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