What is a Building Envelope?

The building envelope is all of the elements of the exterior of a home that help to maintain a dry, heated, or cooled indoor environment and facilitate its climate control.

“The physical components of the envelope include the foundation, roof, walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and their related barriers and insulation. The dimensions, performance and compatibility of materials, fabrication process and details, connections and interactions are the main factors that determine the effectiveness and durability of the building enclosure system.” – Wikipedia

Improvements are made to the physical components used in homes all of the time that help to make our homes more energy efficient. Window and door seals are constantly being improved. Insulation amounts are increased. The insulation materials we use are made more efficiently. In addition building codes are constantly being updated in ways that increase energy efficiency as well.

A home built today is automatically more energy efficient than one built 10 years ago and definitely more efficient than one built 30 years ago. On top of a fabulous building envelope Costa Verde Homes also include additional energy efficient features such as Energy Star Appliances and Tankless Water Heaters.

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