SUSTAINABILITY

Grèn (pronounced Green) is an initiative that Generations has pioneered. It has grown out of over a decade and a half of building industry leading sustainable homes. All of our homes feature code-surpassing sustainable features to make our homes not only more energy efficient, but more comfortable and healthier to live in.

The following is a brief review of the benefits of a Grèn home;

Energy Efficiency practices:

  • R50 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 R14

Indoor Air Quality:

  • Low sone/high velocity bath fans
  • All insulation is formaldehyde-free
  • ERV
  • 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

Durability:

  • Durable exterior finishes with recycled content
  • Durable treated porches and decks (plan dependent) or
  • recycled content decking
  • Lifetime finish locks and door hardware
  • Delta or Price Pfister faucets
  • Lifetime GAF fibreglass-backed shingles
  • PVC framed windows
  • Aluminum frame, impact resistant fibreglass doors
  • High quality paints and flooring that resist normal wear-and-tear