SUSTAINABILITY

 

Energy Efficiency practices:

  • R60 ceiling insulation
  • R22 basement insulation
  • 96% High efficiency furnaces and on demand water heaters
  • Energy star windows with Argon Gas and Low-e glazing
  • Continuous, blower-door tested, vapour barriers
  • Air sealed PVC electrical boxes and manufactured attic hatch
  • Advanced envelope sealing methods around windows and doors
  • low flow toilets (reduces water consumption)
  • Garage door insulated to R12

Indoor Air Quality:

  • Low sone/high velocity bath fans
  • All insulation is formaldehyde-free
  • ERV or HRV
  • Wall mounted bath fans and timers promote better vapour exchange
  • Ventilation system and furnace professionally cleaned
  • Home vented for 48 hours prior to occupancy
  • Low VOC* paints and lacquers used on the interior surfaces
  • Hard surface flooring on entire main floor (typical-model and client dependent)
  • Install pleated media filter on HVAC system
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home
  • Radon Gas emission venting

*Volatile Organic Compounds

Durability:

  • Durable exterior finishes with recycled content
  • Durable surfaces on porches and decks (material is plan dependent)
  • Lifetime finish locks and door hardware
  • Delta or Riobel water saving faucets
  • Lifetime GAF fibreglass-backed shingles
  • PVC framed windows
  • Steel frame, impact resistant fibreglass front entry door
  • High quality paints and flooring that resist normal wear-and-tear