Mike Holmes: Building and renovating homes that are more energy efficient

Building for the future means building homes that are sustainable and rely on renewable sources of energy. For many homeowners, the dream home includes the finishing touches like stainless steel appliances and open concept kitchens. We’re starting to see a shift and notice that homeowners are also asking about energy efficiency. They want to know how well the home will keep them cool in the summer. And how much it will cost to keep them warm in the winter. As more builders and homeowners adopt sustainability into their plans, we’ll start to see these options become more affordable for everyday homeowners. We’re already seeing that with solar energy – solar panels are less expensive now than they were 10 years ago making building a net-zero home much more attainable than it has ever been.