It Just Keeps On Giving
You’ll Feel The Love In The Air
The most valuable building envelopes we offer are for our NetPLUS solutions.
Even Better Insulation
Double air-sealed with exterior framing bumped out to 6″ (nominal cavity; almost 8″ deep)
- • Nearly R40 in the exterior walls and rim joists,
- • Rafters fully enveloped in .5pcf foam 12″ deep get over R44.
- • Basement Walls get over R26 with “finishable” interior surfaces
Since our systems are actually based on advanced building science and performance rather than conventional methods, the effective insulation values are much higher… in the order of 150% to 200% of what a cellulose or fiberglass insulated system would render.
Genius Air Management Technology
Far more efficient and much less expensive than geothermal systems, our high performance, strategically zoned SDHV systems using advanced chiller/heat pump technology with auxiliary boiler/domestic hot water and ultra-efficient air-handlers, solar collector/trombe wall systems with radiant floor systems working in sync with Abide Systems passive ERV earth tube fresh air circulation and Ecolific Technologies environmental automation systems deliver the ultimate in habitat comfort and control at the lowest possible operating cost.
Get Your PVC Systems Covered
Bleeding edge solar micro-inversion technology. The best thing about the micro-inversion is that you can choose your investment — you can buy one or two or five panels to start getting immediate results, not 15. Watching for the federal and state tax credits, and utility company incentives will help you decide which systems to choose. It’s not uncommon to get well over half the system paid for by different incentives!
Pay Back Never Felt So Good
DSIRE More? Answers and ROI!
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Check the DSIRE website at http://www.dsireusa.org for help on programs in your state.
Some states have a feed-in tariff that let you make more money on what you generate than what you’re using… That’s right, you get paid MORE for the electricity you over-generate and sell to the electric company. Cha-ching!
What are the hurdles? Though a high efficiency building diaphragm can be constructed for approximately the same cost as a “conventionally built” structure and mechanical system, there are additional costs for electricity storage solutions, solar PVC (photo-voltaic cell) and perhaps wind technologies to generate the energy.
Before now cash-flow had been a deterrent to larger rollouts of solar, but with the plummeting costs for solar PVC systems and the vast number of incentives available, it looks as though NetPLUS buildings will become the standard soon enough.
Take A Long-Term View
Though large businesses with industrial-sized energy generating systems may look for a two-year payback, domestic habitats can easily get a deluxe system with an amortized payback over a seven year period.
The good news. Financial schemes are available in most regions of the country that allow domestic consumer to reduce that initial hurdle even further, much like the power-purchase agreements do for the commercial sector.
Banks and mortgage lenders have great programs with rock-bottom rates on buildings that pay little or nothing for utilities, offering higher LTV’s, with low to no points, and lower interest and cap rates. Some financial institutions also offer second-type mortgages to help spread those costs out even further.
Abide Systems Will Be There
Whenever you or your clients are ready to take the plunge into NetPLUS building systems, Abide Systems will guide and assist every step of the way – until long after the building is occupied and those utility company payments come rolling in.