Designing and building custom high performance homes using innovative techniques is one of our areas of specialization.
Insulated Concrete Forms homes and buildings, and structures built using advanced framing methods and insulation methods are unique in that each home is truly a custom building project. At Performance Custom Homes of Idaho at MD Fletcher LLC, we take our experience and expertise in building these types of custom building projects and use that experience to take yours ideas, dreams, goals and even existing building plans and create the details needed to build a high performance custom home to meet the Department of Energy Zero-Energy Ready homes guidelines. And the principles applied can be utilized for more than just custom homes.
Why insulated concrete forms? As a builder of high performance buildings, MD Fletcher 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.
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.