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Built Green at the Parkhouses in Okotoks

Built Green at the Parkhouses in Okotoks

Posted on February 13, 2017

Lifestyle Homes is proud to partner with Built Green Canada as a Builder Member.

The Parkhouses homes are built to a Built Green Platinum Status.

 

Benefits for the Home Buyer

There are many advantages to purchasing a BUILT GREEN® home. You live in a healthier, more durable house

with a lower environmental impact—and because of increased efficiency, there’s a reduction in monthly

operating costs, rebate eligibility, and more.

The BUILT GREEN® program focuses on seven areas: energy efficiency; materials and methods; indoor air

quality; ventilation; waste management; water management; and business practices. The Single Family

certification program integrates the EnerGuide label, so as a home buyer, you get a two-in-one: the EnerGuide

label and the BUILT GREEN® Seal, usually affixed to the furnace or electrical panel.

A healthier home environment means improved health and comfort for your family. With the program’s focus on

ventilation and air quality, there is less stress on the respiratory and immune systems. For those with allergies,

benefits can be significant. These homes have a significant reduction of drafts, cold spots, and temperature

variance from room to room, due to the program’s attention to the home’s air tightness.

BUILT GREEN® homes are also resource efficient, reducing their environmental impact, both during the build

and in the day-to-day operation of running the home. Some of the options to choose from include: energy

efficiency—furnaces and air conditioners, windows, appliances (Energy Star), etc.; electrical efficiency—

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) to timers and motion sensors to whole-home

automation; and water efficiency—water-saving toilets to low-flow showers and faucets to xeriscaping and more.

One of the most overlooked aspects of a sustainably built home is durability. BUILT GREEN® homes can

feature a wide variety of durable features—we want to ensure that we aren’t building homes that need

substantial renovation every five years. And improved efficiency means long-term cost savings; save on your

water, electricity, and gas bills.

Plus, BUILT GREEN® homes are third-party certified, which recognizes the authenticity of the home and offers

credibility: you’re able to review a detailed report and a checklist showing the products used. As the home

owner, you have a terms of reference for the maintenance of the home and can rely on home performance expectations associated with the certification.