Our Guarantee: You Will Save 50 to 70% on Your Heating and Cooling Bills When You Follow Our System. We Guarantee It.
A few years back, we received a call from the EPA regarding five houses in the Chicago area. These houses were approximately 5,000 to 5,500 square feet in size and were being monitored by the EPA to refine and validate their HERS (Home Energy Rating System) program. The EPA was puzzled and was about to learn that R-values alone do not accurately predict real-world performance.
One of the five houses was an ICF structure with six inches of open cell polyurethane foam sprayed onto the roof rafters in a non-vented attic. We had engineered the mechanical layout and the energy analysis. The other four houses were built to standard “EnergyStar” construction specifications. The EPA told us that their rating system predicted slightly better performance from the Wise home, but not significantly. What their monitoring revealed surprised them. While our engineered home averaged $125 per month (total utilities) as we predicted, the other four houses averaged between $500-$600 per month. This was the start of ongoing discussions with the EPA. Put simply, the EPA wants to know how we do it.
You’ll Be In Positive Cash Flow From Day One!
The thing to remember is that a “leaky” home or building is not “energy wise.” We begin by calculating the HVAC requirements for each structure including zoning and sizing of all HVAC equipment and room by room CFM load requirements. Air infiltration is addressed based on the type of construction used. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) and Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulated structures, by nature, provide a monolithic exterior shell that is very tight. We require caulking every place air can infiltrate: multiple joints, window and door frames, sill plates, plumbing and electrical penetrations, etc… We show you everything you need to do at a very affordable price. By following our guidelines, you’ll be in positive cash flow from day one when you factor in the dramatic energy savings you’ll achieve compared to typical “leaky” construction that uses inferior insulations and poor mechanical designs.
Net Zero Energy Certification
“Net Zero Energy” is no longer merely an intellectual pursuit. We’re actually doing it in the real world. We have engineered complete projects that utilize our insulation packages, mechanical designs, HVAC engineering, capacity-on-demand heat pumps and solar panels to render utility bills a thing of the past. In fact, during certain months, credits have been issued from the utility company. Now that’s positive cash flow!