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Energy Star Certified New Homes Ottawa

ENERGY STAR® is the international symbol of premium energy efficiency. Our Aviation Private homes are Energy Star Certified and all other Valecraft homes have the option of being built with ENERGY STAR standards and include the following upgrades:

Energy Star Certified Homes

Heating/Ventilation

  • High efficient gas furnace with a 95% annual fuel utilization (AFUE)
  • Heat recovery ventilation system interconnected to furnace duct work (HRV)
  • All supply and return duct work is sealed
  • Drain water heat recovery installed on plumbing stack
  • 50 gallon hot water tank with an energy factor of 0.67 (rental)
  • Direct vented gas fireplace

Windows & Doors

  • Zone B Energy Star Fenestration
  • Insulated steel entry doors where applicable as per plan

Insulation

  • R-50 Ceiling attic blown insulation
  • R-31 Ceiling batt insulation for all cathedral or sloped ceilings
  • R-22 Exterior wall batt insulation + exterior R5 – EPS/OSB
  • R-20 Insulation for basement exterior frost walls (insulation terminates 8” above concrete slab)
  • R-32 Fiberglass batt insulation at all exposed floors
  • Air leakage test using a blower door test to ensure the requirements of the ENERGY STAR program are met or exceeded

Electrical

  • Minimum of 400 kwh/yr (75% of home to have CFL or LED light bulbs)
  • Airtight electrical boxes in all exterior walls
  • Airtight light outlets and pot lights in all exterior ceilings (where applicable)

Home Inspection

Each ENERGY STAR home will be inspected and tested by a third party Professional Energy Inspector. ENERGY STAR label will be affixed to the home as assurance that the home is compliant with the ENERGY STAR® program. Each home shall also receive an ENERGYGUIDE® label showing the estimated annual energy consumption of the home.

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