BPC clients Karen and Cyril Cabral were so enthusiastic about their new Net Zero Energy Home by BPC that they wrote an e-book to share their experience and what they learned about high-performance energy-efficient homes during the process.
Most BPC clients find building their green home a learning experience. But the Cabrals actually did a lot of additional research before starting their home and afterward to write their e-book. Cyril is an engineer and was fascinated with the systems and construction methods of their new home. But he and his wife Karen, wrote the e-book in a way that you don’t have to be an engineer to understand the principals and examples of systems, how they work, save you money and provide a wide range of benefits.
For example, when talking about how most homes allow a good deal of air infiltration into a home, meaning your home is both draftier and less energy efficient, whereas their home is virtually airtight, they compared it to not wearing a glove outside in the winter vs having a glove with a tiny hole in one finger.
And since most people, even people dedicated to building an environmentally responsible home, are concerned with costs and cost savings, the e-book dives into comparing the operating energy costs of living in an older home, a new home and a Net Zero Energy home like theirs.
Download the book even if you already have an energy-efficient home and learn more about what makes it so comfortable, saves you money, and all the other benefits these homes provide.