Madico Completes Zero Net Energy Home in TampaJuly 24th, 2013 | Category: Industry News
Madico Inc has announced its role in the recent completion of a net-zero home for South Tampa, Fla., residents Dan and Christine Fisher.
“Window film is an often overlooked solution to save energy and money in a home,” says Jeffrey Plummer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Madico. “The South Tampa [net-zero] home is proof that window film increases the overall energy efficiency of a home and is an important consideration for contractors seeking inexpensive, eco-friendly building solutions.”
To develop their eco-friendly and sustainable building, the Fishers focused on an efficient use of energy, water and building materials. As part of this system, the couple chose to install Madico Solar Grey Exterior 20 film to the exterior of all their windows, bolstering the heat rejection and energy-saving properties of the windows. Additional components of this net-zero home include:
- Double-hung, high-impact (up to 130 mph), energy-efficient Energy Star windows
- Attic insulation
- Solar hot water system
- Solar photovoltaic system
- Solar-powered attic fan
- Low-flow toilets
“For more than four years, we strived to create both a zero-net energy and a green home, and to lessen our carbon footprint,” says Dan Fisher, net-zero home owner. “Adding the UV solar film to our windows improved their heat rejection and energy-saving properties, ultimately helping us reach net zero.”
Net-zero buildings must produce an equal or greater amount of energy than their actual power usage, which requires both renewable on-site power generation and energy-efficiency measures. An essential component of this initiative, window films, including the Madico line, protect buildings from the extreme temperatures outside to reduce heating and cooling energy requirements.