Building sustainably not only helps protect the
environment but also, by reducing your home's energy use,
provides security in the face of rising energy prices. When it comes to sustainability, there are many conflicting views out
there and that's why we take a scientific approach to
environmental design. We use in-depth research and
computer simulations to ensure that Facit homes really are better for the environment.
Another important factor in the construction of any new home, is working out how to minimise and then deal with waste material. At Facit, we use materials efficiently. Our insulation,
for example, is pumped in loose, which means nothing is lost, and our wood waste is collected and sent back to our supplier,
where it is used as fuel to power the sawmill.
We take responsibility for the impact our homes have on the environment. That's why each Facit home far exceeds
current environmental design requirements.
Facit homes conserve energy and minimise heat loss. We also take into account their 'embodied energy', which means establishing where all the raw materials come from and how much energy was used to make them. We can incorporate a range of supplementary environmental systems into your home, such as solar thermal systems and photovoltaic panels, and calculate which will give the best energy saving for the future.
* The difference in CO2 emissions between a typical Facit Home and an equivalent performing masonary built home is 47 tons, which equates to the emmissions produced in heating the house for 103 years, or driving 19 times around the world in a Toyota Prius.