Quick guide to energy efficient homes

Your airtightness and insulation strategy will depend on how you build your house, what your overall aim is for energy efficiency, and how you plan to ventilate it. You will then have to make choices based on cost versus performance versus eco credentials.

In this article we cover:

  • What is an energy efficient home
  • How to devise an insulation and airtightness strategy for your home
  • How homes built today are different
  • How to take into account lifecycle costings
  • Embodied energy: what it is and how to minimise it
  • Example of an eco home and choices made

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