One of the best ways to reduce the long-term energy consumption and carbon footprint of a home is to incorporate a high-performance enclosure system into the design. New Energy Works calls this program HPEz, or High-Performance Made Easier™, and we caught up with Bryan Bleier who manages our HPEz shop to learn a little more about a recent addition project we worked on with our Design + Build friends at Garland Mill, a family-owned firm specializing in the design and construction of high performance buildings and heavy timber framed structures.
“Garland Mill is a longtime friend of ours from NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) and BEBL (Building Energy Bottom Lines), which is a sustainable business group we are both part of,” Bryan Bleier said. “We have talked about working on a pre-panelized enclosure project together for a while before this addition project came up.”
“Additions are a little different than the typical projects we consult on with our HPEz line, and this project was an expansion of an existing home, extending each side of the building with new high-performing wings,” Bryan explained. “The goal with this project was for New Energy Works to construct and ship the wall panels to the site, and then supervise and guide the Garland Mill team through the installation process, which went very well. Working with the Garland Mill team was very smooth and efficient in process.”