Green Building

NetSolar can help you achieve a NetZero Energy Project

Energy Efficiency Features we offer:

  • SIPs (structural insulated panels)
  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Solar hot water
  • Hydronic heating
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • ENERGY STARĀ® light fixtures
  • ENERGY STARĀ® appliances
  • Monitoring of energy use

Water Conservation Features:

  • Dual flush toilets
  • Low-flow showerheads and faucets
  • Rainwater collection system

Green properties of NetSolar SIPs:

NetSolar offers to build the entire building envelope (roofs, walls and floors) with a product that is one of the most environmentally-responsible, green building products in the industry today SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels). Even if they are new to you, SIPs, along with their environmental benefits, have been around for more than 60 years.

SIPs can help you save 40% to 60% on utility bills

In addition to the many environmental benefits, SIPs can also help your project or home qualify for Tax Credits, Energy Efficient Mortgages and Valuable Environmental Points.

Made from renewable resources

SIPs are made from thick EPS foam cores sandwiched between OSB (Oriented Strand Board) panel faces. The OSB is made from fast-growing trees, and produced in a way that yields a large percentage of every tree.

The foam is made from partially-recycled material, and the final result is a large solid panel that arrives to the jobsite pre-cut.

Superior R-Values

The R-Values are superior to those of other products. R-value is a static measurement of the resistance to heat flow. SIPs have consistently outperformed other methods of construction in both whole wall R-value comparison and energy efficiency.

Up to two-thirds less jobsite waste than buildings framed with dimensional lumber

Job-ready SIPs allow installers to install the roof, wall and floor panels without the need to cut, frame and trim excessive amounts of lumber and other materials.

Exceptional indoor air quality and temperature control

When compared to buildings framed with dimensional lumber, SIP buildings require smaller HVAC systems needs and superior indoor temperature control, making homes and buildings stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than buildings framed with dimensional lumber.

Tax credits & valuable points towards environmental certification

Add these features to the environmental tax credits* and environmental points towards certifications (LEED & NAHB's Green Building Guidelines) that builders, architects and homeowners may receive, and NetSolar SIPs offer a final product that is established, innovative and environmentally responsible.

Energy Star Homes

We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.