Director, Net Zero Energy Housing
Canadians are including energy efficiency upgrades into their home renovations, and it’s easy to understand why. With the current state of the real estate market, and government incentives available for energy retrofits, many people are choosing to renovate rather than move.
Improving your home’s function and aesthetic makes your home more enjoyable to live in, and so does upgrading the energy efficiency. And doing it while you’re already renovating is a logical choice.
Exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort – a home at the forefront of sustainability.
An energy advisor can evaluate your home and let you know what changes will improve its energy efficiency and the best order to do them in. For example, they may recommend starting with improving the air tightness and insulation as well as replacing old windows and doors prior to upgrading the mechanical systems. They’ll also let you know if your home is a good candidate for a net zero renovation.
Net Zero homes produce as much energy as they consume each year. Renovating your home to net zero pays off in lower energy costs, increased comfort due to fewer hot or cold spots, and improved indoor air quality thanks to a built-in filtered fresh air system that reduces allergens and asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen, and outdoor air pollution. Also, you can feel good about significantly minimizing your household’s environmental footprint.
The result: exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort — a home at the forefront of sustainability. It all adds up to a better living experience.