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Every new Tartan home will meet the new ENERGY STAR® New Home 2012 standards—which exceed the Ontario Building Code by 20% for insulation, air tightness and indoor air quality. These features reduce energy use and emissions while saving you money.
And now our new Passive Solar Initiative offers further energy conservation features included in homes on select lots.
Select lots in Havencourt will include many Passive Solar features:
All Havencourt single-family homes whose backs face south or southwest, will be built with enlarged 2nd floor south-facing windows to maximize the capture of heat producing sunlight during the winter. These windows will also either be equipped with solar blinds and/or a coupon will be provided to purchasers for blinds during the homebuilding process.
Rooms that face the south will feature hardwood or ceramic tile flooring for thermal mass—to capture and slowly release heat from sunshine.
In addition, all single family homes on these lots include a solar-ready upgrade making it easier for homeowners to opt for installation of a state-of-the-art solar water heating system before they move in. The solar ready option includes: supplementary bracing in roof trusses to support solar panels; dual conduit from the basement utility room to attic; pre-installed connection to accommodate solar hot water heating system and a dedicated electrical receptacle in the utility room to accommodate the system.
All homes will include built-in recycling bins in the kitchen and a dedicated Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV). Plus, Two inches of foam insulation (R10 value) will also be installed under basement floors in all of these homes to provide further solar mass and comfort.
Larger canopy trees will be planted to provide more shade plus native, drought resistant landscaping will be planted.
Tartan’s Havencourt is a new community designed with the environment top-of-mind.
Download the Havencourt Green Brochure here.
For more information on Havencourt in Barrhaven, contact our Sales team at 613-843-0752.