State of the art ENERGY STAR rated high efficiency furnace with 2-stage burner, power humidifier & ECM motor maintains proper moisture levels.
As a leading builder of ENERGY STAR® qualiﬁed homes, our commitment to energy efﬁcient construction reaches back over a decade to when we built Canada’s ﬁrst community of ENERGY STAR® qualiﬁed homes at Jackson Trails in Ottawa’s west end. Today, we are the leaders in ENERGY STAR® construction, meeting and surpassing ENERGY STAR® current standards on all new freehold homes we build—standards that are veriﬁed on every home by an independent energy efﬁciency auditor.
The ENERGY STAR® standard requires that homes be 20 percent more energy efﬁcient than homes built only to the building code. But at Tartan, we exceed even the ENERGY STAR® standard, building homes that are 25-30 percent more energy efﬁcient. A home built to these standards consumes 50% less energy than a home built before 2005.
At Tartan, we’re committed to corporate social responsibility, and we regard building homes to over and above the most recent 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.
Enbridge Gas developed the Savings by Design Program to help residential builders achieve improved energy and environmental performance well beyond Ontario Building Code.
As a Savings by Design participant since 2013 and an ENERGY STAR® builder since 2005, Tartan has leveraged the program to continue to build high-performance, natural gas-fueled homes and now has taken steps to bring it to the next level. Working with Mark Rosen of Building Energy Inc., Tartan is staying ahead of the curve to achieve Net Zero homes in the future.
Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system improves indoor air quality by drawing fresh air from the outside while recovering heat from the inside. They also reduce humidity, indoor pollutants, and odours, and remove all water vapor that is produced in the home to ensure there is no moisture that will cause condensation and dampness. HRV systems are designed to operate optimally at a low energy consumption level and can recover up to five times more energy than they cost to operate resulting in impressive cost savings.
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 were a finalist for the 2016 award.
At Tartan, we’re committed to corporate social responsibility, and we regard building homes to or above 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. And it’s included!
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 ENERGY STAR® mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission. As per plan’ refers to working drawings submitted for building purposes or supplier’s plans at time of construction which may vary from models, brochure elevation and plans. Specifications may not apply to pre-built inventory prior to this release. E & OE