5 Reasons to Build a More Efficient Home


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Homeowners from Newton to Concord  are increasingly interested in net zero homes, so at Auburndale Builders, we know that embracing high performance homes is here to stay. Keep reading to learn more about our services and capabilities.

Building a new passive house with professional builders in Massachusetts is a smart move for you, your loved ones, and your community. Here are five reasons to embrace an efficient house with green builders in Massachusetts like Auburndale.

  1. Feel Good About the Future

By embracing efficiency with passive and net zero house designs, we have the power to significantly reduce the amount of energy we use (and waste!) simply by living in our homes. This is one of the greatest benefits of investing in an energy efficient home.

You deserve to be excited about the future, but rising global temperatures, increasingly dry weather leading to massive wildfires, and other extreme weather events can dampen the spirits of even the most optimistic among us.

Given that we spend the majority of our time indoors, homes and commercial properties use a lot of energy—in fact, these buildings were responsible for 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2020 according to the US Energy Information Administration. 

2. Enjoy a Healthy Home

You might be wondering how we work to ensure that you get your healthy, custom dream home. Each of our projects uses state-of-the-art technology, so you can enjoy: 

  • Impressively high Indoor Air Quality  due to comprehensive air sealing

  • Strategic ventilation to keep your air fresh while retaining your heat

  • High-performance doors and windows to keep your conditioned air in

  • Fewer chemicals in your home environment as we build with non-toxic materials

  • Monitored CO2 and pollutant levels so you can keep an eye on your air quality around the clock

3. Benefit the Environment 

High-performance home design is innately beneficial for the environment because of how much smaller its emissions is compared to traditional homes. During the building process, Auburndale uses low carbon materials to minimally impact the environment. Our expert team then installs climate-friendly details throughout your home, such as low flow fixtures, to minimize water waste and use fewer natural resources. 

Furthermore, Auburndale custom homes rely on renewable energy sources like solar and geothermal, and use battery storage to retain excess energy so you can power your home with renewable energy day, night, and even during power outages. 

4. Spend Less with Efficiency Savings

Homes by Auburndale Builders meet rigorous efficiency standards. With a great building envelope, a little energy will go a long way in powering your heating and cooling systems, your appliances, and your electronics. If you don’t have an architect, we can pair you with one who can provide a modern passive house design. By working with an experienced professional builder to meet passive house standards for your new home, you’ll have the benefit of lower energy bills for life.

5. Experience Premium Comfort

There’s a tranquility that is unique to green buildings, and homes built by Auburndale Builders are no exception. Premium insulation enables your energy efficient heating and cooling systems to keep you comfortable year-round and maintain consistent temperatures from room to room. On the interior, acoustic insulation and sound reduction detailing helps to reduce sound transmission between spaces. 

As an added bonus, our services, like thorough insulation installation and air sealing, make for a very quiet home, protecting you from distracting and stressful traffic or construction noise. 

Remodel for Greater Efficiency in Your Current Home

Whether you are interested in adding efficiency to your existing home, or would like guidance in how to start from the ground up, Auburndale Builders is here to help. As one of the leading passive home builders in Massachusetts, we’re well-versed in how to build energy-efficient homes from the ground up, and help homeowners manage a passive house remodel.

Enjoy the many of the benefits of a newly built efficient home by upgrading your existing home in partnership with Auburndale, a leading passive house builder in Massachusetts.

From new construction to remodels, Auburndale Builders can create the energy efficient home of your dreams. Call today or contact us online today!