Having an energy efficient home is good for two reasons. Firstly it saves you money in heating and power bills. Secondly, using less energy is an important way to live more sustainably.
Fraemohs Homes builds energy efficient homes which reduce heat loss by using more insulation than standard, and which enhance solar gain through our Scandinavian home design methods. For example, having large windows oriented to the sun and a concrete floor or solid timber walls that can act as a thermal mass helps our homes absorb heat and release it later. This reduces the need to use additional energy for heating in winter and cooling in summer.
The energy savings provided by solid timber construction depend on the climate and the design of the building but can be as much as 20%.