Summit Builders Group, a clean technology contractor that has a passion for bringing new ideas to Northwest Arkansas. We have a passion for the building industry and are totally committed to working with our clients to help solve their building needs with the right building solutions. We are team players wanting to give our customers options and creative solutions that fit their schedules and their budgets.
Building enclosure improvements can reduce energy waste in most homes by 20 to 40 percent. A nationwide initiative to improve the efficiency of America’s 128 million homes has the potential to unlock significant reductions in building related greenhouse gas emissions, improve national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and generate long-term energy savings for American consumers. Summit Builders has been in the home performance business in Northwest Arkansas for almost 5 years and as the only approved contractor for the Ozark Electric Cooperative HELP program, you can be assured of high quality when we do our work on your home.
According to a Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Report in 1997, a 30% improvement in US building efficiency could reduce energy bills by $75 billion in 15 years and eliminate the need for 80 new nuclear power plants over the next 20 years. And saving 30% is easy. This is why we must consider existing residential houses as a huge opportunity for saving energy. Consider this. Over 75% of all residential houses in America were built before 1990 and in general, only 1% of residential homes each year is actually a newly constructed house.
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 -40 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills, difficulty keeping the house comfortable much lower indoor air quality. This provides another aeroseal opportunity for the AireBarrier Platform as much of that air leakage could be solved by spraying AireBarrier Green in strategic areas of the duct work where this is significant air loss.