Build energy efficient because it’s the smart thing to do.
Taggart Construction builds homes that keep owners comfortable in both hot and cold weather without consuming large amounts of energy. We pay special attention to the building “envelope,” using high performance windows strategically placed and sized to maximize solar gain. Advanced framing techniques increase R-values by eliminating thermal bridging, air sealing techniques reduce air infiltration and high-efficiency heating systems squeeze every usable BTU out of your fuel. Many of our projects utilize heat recovery systems that reuse the heat ordinarily lost, for example, while taking a hot shower.
Having built the first LEED certified home in the USA, a LEED Gold certified home in 2007 and the first ENERGY STAR home in Maine, we know how to optimize energy efficiency. Looking at the whole project, we determine the most efficient methods and materials for your building. We utilize in-house energy modeling software to show you exactly where added insulation will make the most difference. Taggart Construction has the experience and the knowledge to build for high performance and sustainability, reducing energy consumption while maintaining quality of life. Below is a sampling of the methods and materials we use to ensure energy efficiency.