Neohaus not only designs and builds to make life as comfortable as is practically possible, but approaches each project with sensitivity to sustainable housing from the perspective of its impact on the environment by employing the sound principles of Passive Design and Green Architecture. This integrates the practical low-technology aspects our forefathers employed in building climate-appropriate homes with sound modern energy-efficient architectural principles and innovations available
Passive Design principles such as the northerly placement of the home, window proportions, deep overhangs and eaves and structural energy mass surfaces that absorb or radiate heat into the home, exploit existent climate conditions and natural light sources as energy-efficient components of temperature regulation to make a comfortable living environment. Incorporating innovations such as thermal-efficient insulation and double low-emissivity glazing along with other elements such as storm water capture, grey water recycling systems and the use of alternative and renewable energy sources such as gas and solar, all integrate to significantly optimise the economy of your home management.
These principles form the fundamentals to Neohaus Designs and Construction methodology, simultaneously alleviating the burden on the National energy grid but, more importantly, the impact on the environment.