Energy Efficient Building Shape

The shape of a home can play a significant role in how energy efficient it is. SunTerra's goal is to design an attractive home while keeping the exterior surface area to a minimum. Because surface area is a major factor affecting heat transfer, less surface area means less heat loss or heat gain.

A compact shape with an open floor plan can maximize usable interior space while reducing exterior wall surface area creating a more energy-efficient home.

 

Open floor plan


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