At Performance Custom Homes of Idaho with MD Fletcher Design+Build LLC, we focus on client driven custom home designs focused around the Zero Energy Ready model of building custom homes. This process starts quite literally with the ideas and goals and dreams of our clients and the end result we hope for is that dream home you have been...well simply put dreaming of designed to maximize your investment. We don't build your standard cookie cutter subdivision home. While we can focus and utilize many standard building practices in our building process, we also strive to provide the opportunity and knowledge to understand how your home could be more.
Why insulated concrete forms? As a builder of high performance buildings, MD Fletcher Design+Build LLC feels the insulated concrete forms provides a method and the framework to meet and exceed the requirements of a Zero-Energy Ready Home.
Building with insulated concrete forms ensures a durable and structurally superior building. It is quick and easy to install and provides tremendous design possibilities for curved walls, multistory buildings, walkout home designs etc. ICF, with its superior EPS insulation results in an air-tight building envelope having continuous insulation and superior energy efficiency.
A home designed and built around a high performance nature, is one focused on taking the standard framed home, not unlike what one would find in a subdivision around the valley and making it better. Using air-tight and super insulated construction, as well as advanced framing techniques, HVAC systems and even electrical components designed to make your home function and operate more efficiently and taking advantage of every opportunity to make the home more resilient and energy efficient.
What is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home? A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a home that meets all of the criteria found in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home National Program Requirements. DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally corresponds to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low to mid-50s, depending on the size of the home and region in which it is built.
All DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are so efficient a renewable energy system can offset most or all annual energy consumption.