We start with a home design that takes into account how to best use the sun for heating, lighting and power generation. Our “daylighting” techniques capture the natural light to help illuminate your home, with proper window placement and the use of skylights and sun tunnels. We also offer solar electric and solar thermal systems, as well as the ability to generate your own electricity. Any extra electricity generated goes back into the grid and results in a credit on your bill.
Each Fine Line home has a highly insulated and sealed building envelope that keeps out both air and moisture, an important part of energy savings. Superior insulating techniques are also used on the foundation, to keeps the heat in your home, preventing it from seeping into the ground. Both wall and roof systems can use structural insulated panels that provide 30 percent more insulation and make your home four times more airtight than traditional building materials. This can save you up to 50 percent in energy costs.
“Inside your new home, you’ll find energy-efficient lighting that uses LED and fluorescent lamps, which are three to four times more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. Every appliance is Energy Star-rated, having met strict government guidelines for energy efficiency.”
Available heating systems include high-efficient boiler systems that run all hot water needs, hydronic radiant floor heating and forced air heating systems; efficient electric in-floor heating; solar thermal panels for hot water production; and the use of a heat or energy recovery ventilator, which provides regular ventilation of the indoor environment while minimizing energy loss. Super-insulating windows, which surpass Energy Star standards, also help make your home more comfortable, while providing greater sound control.
With smart technology, you can carefully monitor and control your home’s energy usage. Our energy management systems can be accessed from any computer or from your smartphone, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home and keep tabs on your energy use remotely.