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The Eco-Bio dynamic E3D Home has been designed and certified to surpass the most stringent energy and environmental ​standards set by the EPA and Energy
​Building Codes in America today. These sustainable homes far exceed those building standards ​...while at the same time providing:
The advantages of homes with efficient uses of space exceed basic economics. Such dwellings change the way people live and are ​attractive to people who want ​to lead a less cluttered and complicated life. Smaller homes represent not just a reduction in dimensions ​but emphasize design over size. They incorporate​technological advances of space and energy-saving equipment, fixtures, and appliances. Also, they maximize every square inch of space!
Net-Zero Energy
Th​is term describes any structure that produces more electrical energy each month and year than it consumes.  Every E3D Home ​built is Net-Zero Energy efficient!  This is achieved by using the latest in cutting-edge residential and commercial designs and solar-grid technologies.
                                                                                   E3D HOMES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Near-Zero Water Usage
Home water use varies considerably, depending upon the number of people in a household, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and ​other factors. The largest water  
​users in the home are toilets, clothes washers, faucets, and showers. About 41% of indoor water use in a home goes toward flushing the toilet and 33% goes to
​bathing!  E3D Homes have the most water-conserving appliances and fixtures that exist.  A partial list includes WaterSense, EnergyStar, and Stealth Technology
​toilets.  
Nearly-Zero Maintenance costs
Over time, annual maintenance costs average 1% to 3% of a home’s initial price. Without regular upkeep, overall property values ​are ​affected …and most lending institutions agree. That means owners of a typical $125,000 home should plan to budget $1,250 to ​$3,750 per year for ongoing upkeep and replacements. With these costs in mind, E3D high-performance homes are designed and built to have Nearly-zero maintenance costs over its 100 + year lifetime.  The homes have steel roofs, stucco exteriors, and no wood  trim.  
But to design a sustainable E3D Home our ambitious teams had to first determine which were the most expensive areas ​in a home to​construct, maintain, heat and​ cool - to keep the home affordable!  What spaces in homes were seldom used?  Could certain rooms and/or​their ​sizes be ​reduced or eliminated. Could changes be made without sacrificing high-performance, superior quality, health, safety and​comfort, energy ​efficiency, security, and sustainability?  How could every square inch ​of space be used more efficiently? 

Our teams found ​that by using European and old-world designs, bathroom costs could be greatly reduced. The bath is by far one of the most expensive rooms to​build, maintain, heat and cool. Especially when you consider the master bath is only used a few hours a day …and ​guest bathrooms are seldom used.   In the USA, ​two, and sometimes three garages can be built for the cost of one average-sized master bathroom. ​ All of these questions had to be addressed when designing and ​building a smaller, high-performing and sustainable home …a home with no monthly, or annual electrical utility bill, that's affordable to 57% of new home buyers ...an E3D Home!




​Exactly what does "Sustainable" mean?


The term “sustainability” is often thrown around in discussions about the environment.  However, not everyone is certain about the ​​meaning of sustainability.  Most​ ​dictionaries define “sustainability” as the ability to continue an action without the risk of failure or collapse. 

​​In environmental terms, sustainability implies that an action can be continued indefinitely with little, or manageable, impact on the ​environment. Because the health​of the environment is closely linked with the health of society in general, sustainable practices ensure ​that the Earth's resources will be available for future ​generations to enjoy, and that there will be an Earth to enjoy them on. Sustainability aims to balance the needs of human societies with the needs of the​environment, preserving both for all creatures ​on ​Earth to make use of ​and enjoy. 

​​​A strong, well-built home is sustainable because
it is able to stand-up to the environment indefinitely.