It may surprise you how easy and low cost it is to build an A1 nZEB home once you use HONE as the energy system.
The End Game, an A1 nZEB Home.
From Dec 31st 2020, the new EU building standard is nZEB, (nearly Zero Energy Build), it applies to every type of building, residential or commercial. As carbon taxes are to be introduced in advance of this date across the EU, it is very important that home builders are not just meeting current building standards but the final nZEB ones. nZEB is an A2 in Ireland or A in the UK or less than 45 kWhrs/m2/year.
Achieving nZEB with HONE is both easy and low cost and no other approach can challenge HONE in this regard. In addition to achieving nZEB, HONE actually makes so much energy it also collapses your heating and electricity bills, and can even cancel them out completely.
Retrofitting existing homes will also have to meet NEW nZEB energy standards by default from next year.
The best new build home possible
A1 - nZEB Build
This is from the technical file of a proposed new build home. This house is a normal dormer house, approx 2,400 sqft, meets an excellent A1 nZEB standard and is simple and low cost to build. The secret of course is that the home has a HONE Heat, Power & Drive system which is much cheaper home to construct than any other approach.
Concrete cavity block - 100mm / 150mm / 100mm with bead pumped cavity
Roof with insulation of 200mm foam & 1 layer of superquilt
Whole house Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation
Standard Argon double glazing, 2008 year onwards
HONE "standard" Heat, Power & Drive.
AND NOTHING ELSE !
GETS YOU ONE OF THE BEST ENERGY RATED HOMES IN EUROPE....
and leaves you lots of finance to spend on the interior and finish of your new home.
Success, an A1 nZEB Energy Rating.
This home is now an A1 (energy usage less than 6 kWhrs/m2/year & CO” less than 3 kgs/m2/year). This was achieved by simply upgrading a standard HONE Heat, Power & Drive system with a normal construction specification.
This installation now makes all its own, electricity, heating, hot water & cooling. That means it has very small energy bills. This installation can be expanded at any stage to go zero bills. The great thing about a HONE system is that data can be verified.
Retrofitting existing homes or Installing in new homes is simple for HONE.
AN NZEB HOME EASILY?
WHY NOT JOIN THE REVOLUTION.
What this house has or does not have?
It does not have a heat pump
It does not have a lot of insulation, just enough
It is not airtight
It does not have any chimney
It does not have any underfloor heating (but it could) but radiators are 25% of the cost of underfloor
It leaves a lot of budget for the important stuff, fixtures and fittings, bathrooms, kitchens and furniture.
It also makes electricity to charge your electric car up to 28,000 km's a year.
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Free heating, DHW, Electricity & Cooling
HONE advanced renewable systems can provide free heating, hot water, electricity & cooling in any climate where there is daylight, as HONE is a daylight technology, not a solar technology.
HONE systems come with the facility to view all data in real-time and you can measure KW output and even COP in real-time on both electrical, thermal and cooling systems at no charge or cost, it’s also free.