Passive Custom Home
Do you desire to build a new home that is exactly what you want? We know that there are a lot of different custom home builders out there that would be able to help, but we also know that we are different. Our homes don't have or need a furnace or ac unit, yet they maintain consistent comfort. You won't feel any drafts and you'll experience even temperatures throughout the entire house. Our homes have ventilation systems that are continuously bringing in fresh air to maintain a healthy environment. This translates to no mold or condensation and high indoor air quality. Our homes use 90% less energy than existing homes and 75% less than other new homes for heating and cooling. Obviously, all this is important to be comfortable in your new home, but you don't need to sacrifice open floor plans and great finishes to get it.
A Home's Purpose
Is a home's purpose to be big and beautiful? Something to show off to the world saying "Yep, look at me, I've made it, I'm cool!". Is a home's purpose to be a wealth generator? Something to fight for market value no matter what the cost? While those are fine things to consider, in and of themselves aren't they a little uninspiring?
What if we think about homes across their entire life cycle? From the moment they are first drawn on a piece of paper to decades later when the family that lives there still needs them. Purposes change then a bit don't they? Things like sustainable building materials, cost of maintenance, energy efficiency, and long term comfortable living need to be considered.
At Abiding Oak Builders, we want to address all of these purposes from day one, the first time we talk to you. We believe these purposes are addressed thru a standard called "Passive House".
What is Passive House?
Passive House Explained
This video explains passive house in 90 seconds! If you want some more detailed information, click the link below to go to a FAQ site from our good friends at Emu Systems!