We are pleased to announce that Branthaven’s Oakvillage Phase I community is a finalist at this year’s EnerQuality Awards in the following category: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year – Small. Winners will be announced at the Gala in Vaughan on February 22, 2018. The EnerQuality Awards recognize the best in the high-performance home building industry.
Branthaven’s ultimate goal for Oakvillage was to build energy efficient homes that would benefit both the homeowner and the environment. Branthaven has put forth many efforts to incorporate Energy Star® (ES) standards into our developments, and these have been incorporated into the design from the beginning and moulded to ensure the homes produced are satisfactory to the ES standards. At the Oakvillage community, Energy Star standard features include: ES Qualified New Home with testing and certification (3rd party evaluator), increased exterior wall insulation of R27, ES Qualified windows/doors/CFL bulbs, increased airtightness, forced air heating, 95% efficient natural gas furnace with energy efficient motor, ES Qualified HRV 65% efficient, energy efficient instantaneous condensing hot water heater, and drain Water Heat Recovery system.
Times are changing, expectations are greater and building solutions need to evolve in order to provide great homes that enhance the lives of homeowners.