GreenThink is leading the way in energy efficiency for new construction in Calgary. Our dedicated Calgary Energy Advisors are at the forefront of providing New Construction Certifications, ensuring that your dream home is a comfort haven and a beacon of sustainability. Let’s dive into how our advisors can make your new home energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible.
Building a sustainable home in Calgary is not just a trend; it’s a long-term investment. With new construction certifications, you, as a homeowner, are assured that your house is energy-efficient both now and in the future. Our certified Energy Advisors employ the EnerGuide Rating System to evaluate and rate your home’s efficiency, showcasing its compliance with ENERGY STAR® or Net Zero standards. Whether it’s a single-family house or a multi-family residential building, we ensure that it meets the stringent criteria of Canada’s top voluntary initiatives.
Our Energy Advisors work closely with builders, contractors, and you – the homeowner. Together, we develop comprehensive plans to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Our advisors draw on their extensive industry expertise to provide recommendations tailored to create comfortable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient homes, understanding the house as a holistic system.
When building or purchasing a new home in Calgary, you may be eligible for the HST rebate for new homes. This rebate is designed to offer financial relief to homeowners by providing a rebate on part of the HST paid on the purchase price or cost of building a new home. It’s an excellent opportunity to offset new home construction costs, making sustainable living more accessible. Our team at GreenThink can assist you in navigating the eligibility criteria and application process for this rebate, ensuring you maximize your savings.
What sets ENERGY STAR-certified homes apart? These homes typically include:
Our advisors utilize Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) EnerGuide rating method to assess your home’s energy performance. This rating system, on a scale of 1 to 100, identifies the energy efficiency level of your home, with new energy-efficient homes scoring at least 80. Higher ratings signify compliance with the national R-2000 Initiative and regional energy efficiency programs, lower energy costs, better indoor air quality, and the use of environmentally friendly materials.
Net Zero homes represent the pinnacle of energy-efficient living, designed to produce as much renewable energy as they consume over a year. These homes have superior insulation, energy-efficient windows, and innovative heating and cooling systems to minimize energy loss. Solar panels are a common feature, harnessing solar energy to power the home.
By balancing energy consumption with renewable energy production, Net Zero homes significantly reduce utility bills and contribute to a greener environment. They epitomize sustainable living, offering homeowners comfort, energy independence, and a reduced carbon footprint.
At GreenThink, we aim to guide Calgary residents towards a more sustainable, energy-efficient future. By choosing us, you’re not just building a house but creating a legacy of environmental stewardship and energy savings. Let’s build a greener future together, one home at a time.
Ready to make your Calgary home energy-efficient and sustainable? Contact GreenThink today to partner with our Calgary Energy Advisors and embark on the journey to securing your new construction certification. With GreenThink, your dream of a sustainable, cost-effective, and comfortable home is within reach.