State of the art ENERGY STAR rated high efficiency furnace with 2-stage burner, power humidifier & ECM motor maintains proper moisture levels.
Tartan has been building ENERGY STAR® qualified communities longer than any builder in Canada. In 2013, we were recognized for our commitment to energy efficiency by being named Canada’s national ENERGY STAR® HIGH EFFICIENCY New Homes Builder of the Year and are a finalist for the 2016 awards!
At Tartan, we’re committed to corporate social responsibility, and we regard building homes to the most current ENERGY STAR® standard as an important and tangible demonstration of that commitment. Minimizing the environmental footprint of the homes we build benefits not only those who purchase them, but the broader community as well. Energy efficient construction likewise aligns with our twin corporate pillars of innovation and quality, and is a key differentiator for Tartan in the marketplace. It’s a win-win-win for our customers, our company and our community.
Tartan’s ENERGY STAR® qualified homes lower the cost of ownership, add comfort, and reduce a home’s impact on the environment by meeting the highest standards for:
Standard features in every Tartan home include:
The Savings by Design program was developed to help builders improve energy and environmental performance in new construction projects. View our Savings By Design feature video here.
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(Toronto) EnerQuality – the #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada – has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th ENERGY STAR® home.
Since the modest start of just 96 homes in 2006, the first year of labelling ENERGY STAR for New Homes,, EnerQuality now labels more than 6,000 homes a year. “It’s a brand our buyers recognize and appreciate,” Tartan Homes Owner-Manager Bruce Nicol explains.
In 2005, the home building industry through EnerQuality, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, developed ENERGY STAR for New Homes for the Canadian market. ESNH homes are on average 20% more energy efficient than typical Code-built ones.
ENERGY STAR is the mark of high efficiency products in Canada
“ENERGY STAR has been the most effective tool in the government’s box to influence the marketplace towards greater energy efficiency and less carbon,” EnerQuality president Corey McBurney said.
EnerQuality builders range from the large – with more than 100 homes per development – to small custom firms building just one or two homes each year.
Mattamy Homes, one of the early adopters of ENERGY STAR for New Homes, is also the builder of EnerQuality’s 75,000th ESNH home.
Vice President Sustainable Development Subhi Alsayed says Mattamy realized from the start what an important program ENERGY STAR would turn out to be.
“Early on, Mattamy recognized ENERGY STAR as a framework for quality control of energy performance and an industry leadership indicator. For that, we are proud to have been one of the early adopters of ENERGY STAR for New Homes in this market.”
A 2015 Environics-Genworth survey found 72% of first-time home buyers said energy efficiency is an important factor in home buying. The emphasis on energy efficiency falls even higher than proximity to schools or public transit.
“No other program has connected with both consumers and industry as ENERGY STAR has,” McBurney said.
Nicol of Tartan Homes completely agrees. “With each home, and for each home buyer, it’s as if Tartan gets a glowing character reference from a wise aunt or uncle.”
EnerQuality’s long-term involvement in ENERGY STAR for New Homes was recognized just last year, with two federal ENERGY STAR Canada Awards – Participant of the Year and Sustained Excellence.
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