Why choose an Energy Star Rated Home?

There are several reasons why it's important to pay attention to Energy Star ratings when buying or building a home. First, homes that are more energy efficient mean lower energy bills for homeowners. Second, energy-efficient homes are better for the environment, as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Additionally, energy-efficient homes are often more comfortable to live in, as they are better insulated and have more consistent temperatures throughout the year – perfect for Canada's extreme temperatures! Overall, an Energy Star Rated Home can lead to significant energy savings and a more comfortable living environment. Energy Star Rated homes are built with energy-efficient features such as insulation, high-performance windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems, resulting in lower utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint. Energy Star is the way to go!

What is Energy Star Rated?

  • ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency
  • Reduces utility and operational costs
  • Increases comfort and air quality
  • Saves money and increases resale value
  • Increased durability - Home lifespan
  • Uses 20% less energy - Reduces greenhouse gases

What to look for in an Energy Star Certified Home

All the must-haves by Park View Homes standards

Continuous Insulation

  • Increased use of continuous insulation helps reduce heat loss through walls and basement floors.
  • Reduced Thermal bridging to ensure heating and cooling are optimized within the building envelope.
  • All exterior window and door perimeters are sealed with expanding foam to prevent drafts.

Tighter Building Envelope

  • Tighter building envelope and improved construction practices to reduce air leakage.
  • Less drafts meaning more consistent temperatures throughout the home.

High Efficient Mechanical Systems

  • 96% Efficient AFUE Energy Star Furnace (For every dollar spent on fuel, 96 cents is converted into usable energy)
  • 75% Efficient SRE Energy Star HRV
  • Proper heat loss/heat gain calculations and duct sizing to ensure balanced comfort throughout the home.
  • Custom duct work sized and sealed for increased mechanical efficiency for home.

Energy Efficient Lighting

  • With advancements in L.E.D technology, it's one of the most used options in homes.
  • L.E.Ds are a very convenient and cost effective solution to reducing energy usage in a home.

High Performance Windows and Doors

  • Triple glazed windows and doors to increase the energy efficiency of the home by reducing heat loss and condensation on window panes.

Here is what a typical Park View Homes Energy Star construction assembly looks like.

Find out more about Energy Star Canada

About ENERGY STAR Canada
About ENERGY STAR for New Homes