High Performance Building

The differences between a “code” built house and a Riverbanks “Energy Smart” house

There are many pieces to the energy efficient puzzle.  Here are a few of the things Riverbanks does to give you the most energy efficient home. It really begins at the design stage. We have many home plans to choose from in the HOUSE PLANS section of our site. All of these homes have been designed with energy efficiency in mind. If you don’t see a plan you like we can offer design services to meet your needs and keep energy efficiency as a driving factor. We have a building science engineer design the optimum HVAC configuration for your new home based on our unique climate zone. We recommend 2”x6” exterior wall construction so we can increase the R-Value of insulation above code minimums and to better handle our climate zone. We use unique methods to air seal your new home to insure that the heat and cooling you are paying for is staying in your home and not escaping outside the thermal barrier. These are just a few of the methods we use to give you one of the most energy efficient homes in the country.