ALABAMA ECO-HOME DESIGN APPROACHES

 
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Alabama's unique environment means you should take into account the following factors when buying our renovating your home. Home sustainability - the Alabama way.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS : Alabama's Hot-humid climate

A hot-humid climate is generally defined as a region that receives more than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where one or both of the following occur: A 67°F (19.5°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 3,000 or more hours during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year; or A 73°F (23°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 1,500 or more hours during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year.

(Source: Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.3. Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County – August 2015)

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Key Eco-Friendly Strategies for Alabama

Homes located in Hot-Humid climates require substantial air conditioning in our to maintain a comfortable living environment. Therefore a key strategy to reduce the environmental impact of these homes focus on improving the enclosure and efficiency of HVAC systems.

  • Improve the insulation of walls and attics
  • Upgrade the HVAC system to a more efficient model
  • Install sealing fans and ventilation systems
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REBATES For home sustainability projects in alabama

  • Alabama has tax credits that can be applied to home improvements that make your home more eco-friendly and sustainable. These incentives can be found here.
Evan Morrison