Inside A Net Zero Home: Features and The Benefits

Inside A Net Zero Home: Features and The Benefits

  • Fresh, Improved Air Quality
  • Exceptional Comfort, Quieter, Restful Interior Environment
  • 20% to 30% more efficient than Standard homes
  • Greatly reduced environmental impact
  • Rigorous third party testing and verification required from 3-Stage Blower Test
  • Security of a Government of Canada (NRCan) licensed program

Air Tight Home

  • Enhanced year-round comfort
  • Energy efficient and reduced operation cost
  • Up to 20% more insulation than Homes Built to the Ontario Building Code

Note:  An R-value indicates thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation.

Airtight Insulation​

  • What Insulation To Buy
  • What To Look For In Insulation

Thick Windows

Warm, High Performance Triple Pane Windows

Thermal resistant to reduces energy loss by 30-50%, providing additional protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays and its heating effects.


Foundation & Exterior Walls

  • 10″ Thick Foundation Walls – Thicker poured concrete translates to high thermal performance, less energy wastage and quieter home.
  • Air Barrier System – Smart, energy saving insulation solutions designed and constructed to control airflow and stops air leakage through differences in air pressure.
  • Building Seals – An innovative building envelope sealing technology that simultaneously measures and seals building envelope leaks.


  • A combination of advanced innovative systems proven to balance the temperature and moisture in your home year round.
  • Fresh air is distributed while stale and polluted air is removed for improved indoor air quality (IAQ).
  • Consuming less energy and reusing wasted energy.
  • Quieter and more compact mechanical systems.
  • Comfortable indoor temperatures.

Energy Efficient Mechanical Systems For Net Zero Homes

Energy Recovery Ventilation

Transfers the heat energy from the warmer air to the cooler air, helping reduce a home’s overall energy usage.

High Efficiency Heat Pump

Efficient electric heating and cooling system that exchanges air from the outside to condition the home inside air without the need of a traditional furnace or air conditioner.

On Demand Hot Water Re-Circulation System

Delivery of hot water to your fingertips without waiting, while saving energy, water and money

Higher Efficiency Drain Water Heat Recovery System

Captures lost heat from waste water to preheat cold water resulting in less energy to heat water.

Smart Thermostat

Smart, programmable thermostats help regulate the temperature with presets for occupied and unoccupied rooms.

Energy Efficient Tankless Water Heater

Compact and energy efficient water heater that quickly heats water directly and distributes on-demand providing endless hot water without the need of a storage tank.

Smart Humidity Sensor

Automatically detects excess humidity and activates the ventilation fan to lessen condensation to improve air quality.

Solar Batteries

Rechargeable home energy storage.

Energy Saving LED Lights

High Efficiency LED lights keeps home cooler, reduces energy usage, lasts up to 10 times longer than incandescent lighting.


  • Reduces energy use and operating costs without sacrificing performance.
  • Healthy and durable that last longer than standard features.
  • Stylish home features that are eco-friendly.

Low VOC Paint

With little to no odor, volatile organic compounds paint promote healthier indoor air quality.

WaterSense® Plumbing Fixtures

WaterSense® labelled plumbing fixtures are independently certified to meet rigorous criteria for both high-performance and water efficiency.

Solar Batteries

Rechargeable home energy storage.

Energy Star & Energuide Appliances

ENERGY STAR Certified appliances are energy efficient by reducing energy usage without sacrificing performance by using less energy, these product also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.