Healthy and sustainable home design is in with current design trends leaning towards being more environmentally responsible, eco-friendly and energy efficient. 

We’ve compiled a list of out top 10 considerations when wanting to be more energy efficient.

  • Size and design of windows – Windows are a significant source of heat loss (and cause of overheating), so you will need double glazing or more to improve insulation efficiency and make sure the ratio of window-to-wall is correct.
  • Thermally broken windows – And the use of Low-E and Argon-filled windows.
  • Quality insulation– Insulation reduces heat loss (and gain) and improves airtightness. From foundations to wall & roof insulation.
  • Sufficient ventilation – Whether through a passive ventilation system or windows, it’s important to consider how your home breathes.
  • Sustainable Materials – Consider ethically sourced, natural materials that are environmentally certified, such as low-VOC paints, sustainably sourced timber, and eco-labelled colour steel roofing.
  • Hot water – Heat pump hot water systems are a super energy-efficient option.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting – LED lighting is a great option when
  • Low water flow rate – The use of water-efficient taps and fittings with good flow ratings, so you’re not wasting water.
  • Landscaping – Consider food-producing plants
  • Extractor fans – for use in the kitchen and bathrooms for a healthy home.