May 2023 – Featured in the Seattle Times
Q: I live in an old home that has not been updated in more than 20 years. I’ve started looking into buying a new home and have been hearing a lot about “high-performance.” What exactly does this mean when it comes to houses?
A: In the quest to achieve sustainable living and reducing our environmental footprint, the concept of high-performance homes has gained significant traction. If you’re in the market, exploring this option may prove to be an excellent decision.
So, what are the benefits and costs?
Anthony Maschmedt analyzes the benefits of residential properties that achieve superior energy efficiency, durability, indoor air quality and overall comfort — and what to consider when considering creating your high-performance home.