Sustainability, in relation to Home Performance, means establishing the right balance of energy efficiency in your home providing you with comfort at the minimal energy expense then providing your with a source of creating or utilitzing natural resources (the sun) to create energy (PV Solar & Battery Storage system) to lower your energy costs that over the course of your lifetime you will have little or no energy bills on a monthly or annual basis.
In order to achieve sustainability you must implement the following steps:
- Hire a certified Home Performance Contractor.
- Address and diagnose where the problem lies. That is, what is causing the energy loss to my home's envelope or shell.
- Fix the problem areas. Install energy saving measures and appliances that result in lower energy expenses.
- Install a PV Solar, Battery Storage system as well as portable generator that will provide you with an energy source that sustains you through your daily use cycle and even during emergencies and/or utility Power Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) making your home its own self-reliant energy source of energy.