Silent Rivers Energy Efficiency

Silent Rivers energy efficiency expertise ensures strategies to decrease your home’s energy consumption through consideration of material use, sustainable design, and process evaluation.

At Silent Rivers, we approach solutions for energy efficiency by considering the whole home system — the structure, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances and lighting. With training on how to lessen the load on HVAC systems, including expertise on GeoThermal design and solar energy, our energy efficiency expertise extends far beyond suggesting LED lighting or Energy Star appliances.

With ongoing education in sustainable building methods, we have the expertise to help you understand the macro and micro view of energy efficiency. From simply saving you money on utilities to designing your project to strategically maximize and minimize sun position, Silent Rivers can help you reduce your carbon footprint and create a healthy home for you, your family and the planet.

Asian style deck and patio with wood awnings and Asian Adirondack custom chairs by Silent Rivers Des Moines

We conducted a sun study to determine how to perfectly position slats on this Asian inspired awning to shield the indoors from summer sun.

Here are few examples of Silent Rivers projects incorporating energy efficiency expertise: