Why Build Energy Efficient?
Eastwood Homes is a Certified Residential Builder with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Each of Eastwood’s homes meet the EnerGuide standard for new home building code requirements set forth by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. In addition, Eastwood Homes is committed to building NetZero, the most environmentally friendly homes available on today’s new-home market.
As a certified NetZero Builder, we pride ourselves on integrating solid construction and traditional craftsmanship with the latest technologies for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Eastwood Homes’ hands-on management style and home building team aids clients in building their dream home. Our attention to detail and unparalleled customer service makes Eastwood Homes the builder of choice.
Why Choose a Net Zero Home?
Net Zero Homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. Every part of the house works together to provide consistent temperatures throughout, prevent drafts, and filter indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. 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.
A Net Zero Home produces as much energy as it consumes and is up to 80% more energy efficient than a home built to conventional standards.
With a Net Zero Home, your utility bills will fall to an all-time low, and stay low all year round.
A Net Zero Home protects you from future increases in energy prices. Over the years, that could be a very big deal.
Built to higher standards than conventional new homes, a Net Zero Home is more durable – with high performance, warm windows and better insulated walls and roof.
Greater comfort, healthier living
A Net Zero Home delivers exceptional comfort all year round.
– Advanced construction methods and materials along with superior heating, cooling and ventilation equipment means even temperatures throughout the house.
Exceptional indoor air quality for healthier living.
– A built-in filtered fresh air system reduces allergens and asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen and outdoor air pollution.
Tightly built and well insulated, a Net Zero Home is quieter. Outside noise such as traffic, lawnmowers and barking dogs are virtually silenced.
By purchasing a Net Zero Home, you’re doing your part to protect against climate change and preserve natural resources for future generations.
A Net Zero Home produces as much energy – clean, renewable energy – as it consumes.
It’s also equipped with water-saving fixtures and appliances.
All of a Net Zero Home’s features work together to significantly minimize your household’s environmental footprint.
Why choose an EnerGuide-rated new home?
Investments you make in energy efficiency at the construction stage will pay off in lower energy bills.
An EnerGuide rating, label and report will help you better understand your home’s energy performance, which may help you lower your energy use.
An EnerGuide label is an official record of your home’s energy performance, and may help increase its resale value.
EnerGuide is backed by the Government of Canada, and all participating builders must be registered with Natural Resources Canada.
Become part of the solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change.
The EnerGuide gigajoules rating shows the energy performance of a home:
The lower the number, the better the energy performance of the home.
Zero (0) is the best energy performance a home can get. It indicates a home that produces as much energy as it consumes.
What is an EnergyStar Home?
Here are some typical features
Higher insulation levels
Walls and ceilings are insulated beyond what is required by the building code, which contributes to more even temperatures in your home.
Efficient heating and cooling systems
These systems help you save energy, which saves you money every year.
ENERGY STAR certified homes are built to meet a specific energy target and are built sufficiently airtight to save energy and provide better comfort. The homes are more air-sealed than a typical new home and help to reduce drafts and cold spots, dust, pollen, pests, and noise.
High performing windows, patio doors, and skylights
Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, such as ones certified ENERGY STAR, help to save energy and allow you to enjoy that cup of coffee or tea by the window without being cold.
A whole-home ventilation system
An air-exchanger, called a heat or energy recovery ventilation system, can help improve the indoor air quality by expelling stale air and replacing it with filtered outdoor air.
ENERGY STAR certified products
A variety of ENERGY STAR certified products such as lighting, appliances, or air conditioners save you money by using less electricity.