The Enertia® Building System uses a different technology for energy efficiency than most homes being built today. Heating energy is stored in the structure of the home, rather than in the volume of air trapped within the home. We can do this because our structure is massive, and of a material that stores energy within the comfort range of 60 to 80 degrees F. Storing energy in air has its limits. When air is used to store energy, the only way it can store more is to get hotter, and breathing hotter air leads to drowsiness. When the structure stores the energy the walls, floors, and ceilings are warm, while the contained air can remain cooler and invigorating. It’s not a crisis when people and pets go in and out. In fact that’s an air change that is healthy - and the cool incoming air is reheated by the warm structure.
The homeowner gets a house that is dynamic and exciting. It is innovative and on the cutting edge of a new natural architecture.
Solid wood buildings, common in Europe and Scandinavia, are not seen much in America, except for log homes. The European timberhomes are most known for their benefits in the heating season. One of our innovations is in adapting the timbers' inertial properties and design for summer cooling needs, as well.