21st Century homes and commercial buildings can be designed to eliminate monthly heating and cooling energy bills.
Right now, architects, engineers, owners, and developers across diverse climate zones can create ultra low energy buildings by employing passive design techniques.
When small renewable energy systems like solar or wind are added, these buildings become net zero energy buildings, which means that they produce as much energy as they consume.
With their structures already dotting the landscape, net zero owners enjoy the substantial economic impact that comes from transforming energy expenses into discretionary income.
Both Walgreens and the US government have built affordable net zero buildings.
Now, every day, NET ZERO ENERGY READY HOMES are on the drawing board. You can reap rewards by joining the movement.
Whether your project is residential or commercial, NRG insulated block helps you take the first step toward net zero: reduce the building energy load through passive means.
Constructing an energy efficient building envelope is absolutely critical.
The Advanced Energy Design Guides, which recommend cost effective strategies in the race to net zero, recognize that placing insulation exterior to thermal mass (insulated thermal mass) creates the most energy efficient mass walls in all climate zones. (See Free Design Guides page at left for link to a free download.)
NRG's patented insulated thermal mass resembles a concrete sandwich: an impact-resistant masonry surface on the interior, then a layer of continuous (effective R-22) EPS insulation, and an architectural finish exterior.
The NRG interior walls stay comfortably cool in summer and warm in winter. The insulation keeps energy within in the building, and limits exterior influence.
Net zero is here. You can make it happen. NRG can help.
Listed on GreenSpec, NRG is also a proud adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge. www.architecture2030.org
Summer: warm out, cool in
Winter NRG: cold out, warm in.
NRG's insulated thermal mass eliminates the need for additional insulation and related labor and finishing costs. NRG delivers cavity wall benefits in a single wythe wall.
Plus, NRG enables HVAC system downsizing that presents further substantial upfront cost savings.
Available in 8", 10", 12" depths, NRG gives you the thermal and moisture performance typical of cavity walls, at a considerably lower cost.
NRG buildings deliver a double pay back: NRG uses less energy, and NRG can also use less expensive energy, as NRG's exceptional thermal lag time allows you to preheat or precool your building when utility rates are lower. NRG buildings can save over fifty percent on heating and cooling energy costs, compared to conventional construction. NRG's value increases as energy prices escalate. Available in brick-look half-high and standard height. NRG is the only commercially available, fully reinforceable block that meets the ASHRAE definition of continuous insulation: "insulation that is continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges..." . NRG currently saves money and energy in well over a hundred buildings, including big box retail, government, military, educational, industrial, US Postal Service, US Border Patrol, office, single-family residential, multi-unit condos, seven-story senior housing, gymnasiums, refrigerated warehousing, and a 10,000 seat arena. Thank you for taking a look at NRG for your next building project.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens Building
NRG half-high offers brick look plus energy efficiency.