We use triple pane, low-e coated, argon filled windows that are built in Edmonton by All Weather Windows.
- Lowers energy costs by 7-12%**
- Low-e coating is an invisible layer of insulation for your windows. It lessens fading of furniture and artwork, and reduces heat loss.
- Windowpanes are separated by a spacer, which is filled with argon gas, reducing heat transfer.
- Reduces condensation on windows, allowing a higher indoor humidity level (30-40%) in winter.
- Minimizes outside noise
- **Source: City of Edmonton Green Home Guide, p.17
Manufactured by the supplier**, by combining wood materials with adhesives to form stronger, straighter lumber.
- It makes walls 200%** stronger
- Straighter lumber which doesn't shrink or warp - meaning fewer nail pops, drywall cracks, and shifting door frames.
- It has a higher load carrying capability compared to traditional lumber.
- **Source/Lumber Suppler: Weyerhaeuser
Our homes are built to 1mm precision using robotics and machine building at ACQBUILT, resulting in an ultra airtight home.
- State of the art, indoor, climate controlled facility in Edmonton.
- The home is built, assembled and locked up for finishing in as few as 1.5 days. This reduces site waste, weather exposure, and improves quality.
- ACQBUILT provides an environment that reduces weather exposure, human error and site waste. This improves the quality of your home.
Heat Recovery Ventilator
The HRV is a ventilation system; think of it as the lungs of your home. It exchanges stale air with fresh filtered air.
- Removes high humidity and odors.
- During winter, fresh air is pre-heated by the air being removed from your house, so you save on energy costs. Recovering 60%** of the energy leaving your house.
- Removes pollutants that you bring in from your day-to-day activities (clothing, new furniture, cleaning agents, etc.).
- **Source: Fantech
Tankless Water Heater
Heats the water as you need it without the use of a storage tank, saving you money on energy costs.
- Delivers a constant supply of hot water, enough hot water to run 2.5 showers at the same time, forever*.
- Lifespan up to twice as long as conventional water heaters with a tank**.
*Based on flow rate of Navian NPE-180A
95% High Efficiency Furnace
Home heating accounts for about 63% of your home’s energy usage.
- Natural gas prices fluctuate, so a heating system that reduces current and future energy consumption is a smart investment to make.
- You receive 95¢ of usable heat for every dollar you spend.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
In many of our homes we include LED lights in kitchens, dining areas and hallways.
- LED lights last 20-25 years, no more switching out bulbs, saving you money.
- LED lights cost less to operate, typically using at least 75%** less energy than incandescent bulbs.
- LED lights are cool to the touch, meaning they do not heat up the room, keeping your rooms cooler in the summer.
**Source: www.energy.gov “Led Lighting”
Solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity.
- If you produce excess energy, you sell it back to your local utility company.
- Low maintenance.
- Many of our homes come solar ready.
- Think about solar as you are building your home, as it is 20% more expensive to install solar panels after your home is built.
EnerGuide is the official mark of the Government of Canada for its energy performance rating and labeling program for key consumer items - houses, vehicles and certain energy-using products. It shows you (and future buyers) exactly how energy efficient your home is*.
- An average Landmark Home has an EnerGuide rating of 82, which is 30-50% more efficient than a home built to code with an EnerGuide rating of 72.
- New homes achieving an EnerGuide rating of 82 or higher may be eligible for a 10% rebate on the CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium**.
- Third party tested using a blower door test, which measures the air tightness of your home.
- Knowing your EnerGuide shows future buyers how efficient your home is.
- *Source: nrcan.gc.ca “EnerGuide Rated New Homes”
- **Source: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca “Energy-efficient Housing Made More Affordable with Mortgage Loan Insurance”
Promotes green building practices to reduce the impact that building has on the environment.
- The average Landmark Home receives a Gold rating.
- Benefits: greater efficiency, reduced pollution and waste, healthier indoor air, reduced water usage (low flow toilets, fixtures and appliances), preserve natural resources, improve durability, and reduce maintenance.
Exterior Rigid Insulation
- Rigid insulation on the exterior of the walls, with pink batt insulation inside the wall cavity
- A superior way to build
- Like a sweater for your home, it minimizes heat loss through the studs in your wall
- Results in energy savings as well as enhanced comfort
- Acts as soundproofing and reduces noise from the outdoors
- 23% more efficient than building code (November 2016)