Recent developments at First Street Builders
We are big believers in energy efficient construction. There was a time when energy cost was low and stable, but those days are gone forever. We need to be mindful of total cost of ownership which includes what it costs to heat and cool the home. Mostly, those costs have just one way to go -- up! So we need to build in such a way that we use as little energy as reasonably possible as a safeguard against those anticipated increases.
The technology is constantly changing and improving. A home built to code today is far more energy efficient than a home built to code as little as five years ago. And a house built to our standards is far more efficient than code. By way of example, at 104 Fariview we did geothermal heating and cooling which utilizes the constant temperature of the earth below the surface to optimize efficiency of the equipment.