HOME FEATURES & FINISHES
At Terra View Homes we believe that it is our responsibility to lead by example and practice environmentally conscious building. By incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly practices into every home, we are helping to lessen our impact on the environment and greatly diminish our homeowners’ carbon footprint. We are excited to create the first complete Net Zero Ready communities in Guelph. You can be assured that each home will be crafted to exacting industry environmental specifications to drastically reduce energy consumption. We invite you to build a better future with us at Terra View Homes.
A NET ZERO ENERGY HOME PRODUCES AS MUCH ENERGY AS IT USES ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, AND IN TURN ACCOUNTS FOR ALL OF THE ENERGY USED, INCLUDING ENERGY USED FOR SPACE HEATING, HOT WATER PRODUCTION, AIR VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, APPLIANCES, LIGHTING, AND ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION.
Why Buy A Net Zero Ready Home?
Net Zero Ready homes are an astonishing 80% more energy efficient than those constructed at the current regulated building code.
The additional benefits to the consumer are significant and measurable with increased savings seen through;
- Reduced heat loss
- Increased insulation values
- Less water wastage
- Heat recovery of exhausted air and waste water.
- Future solar panels save resources and enable owner to offset consumption.
- Environmental protection through use of low VOC products
SAVE OVER 30% ON YOUR UTILITIES*
*Based on average consumption and usage on a 2500 sq.ft. two storey home. All figures subject to change without notice. E. & O. E.
WHAT IS NET ZERO READY AND WHAT MAKES IT A BETTER CHOICE FOR MY NEW HOME?
With the R-2000 level fast becoming the code-built energy requirement for homes in many jurisdictions, there is a need to take energy efficiency to the next level.
Net Zero Ready Homes are highly insulated and extremely air tight using R32 wall construction with 2” rigid exterior insulation and R60 in the ceilings. Other features found in Net Zero Ready homes are low VOC materials, paired with heat recovery ventilators to improve air quality.
Terra View’s Net Zero Ready homes will maximize the potential of natural elements such as sun, water and rain and minimizes the draw on resources needed for everyday life. Terra View’s goal is to create sustainable neighbourhoods and communities that protect our future generations.
Net Zero Ready incorporates all state-of-the-art mechanical and superior insulation systems when building, however does not include the physical solar panels. Design considerations and modifications are included in preparation for the installation of a future photovoltaic system.
NET ZERO READY FEATURES INCLUDED IN YOUR TERRA VIEW HOME
- All homes built to a Net Zero standard. **
- Energy modeling of each home.
- Superior building envelope.
- Extremely efficient mechanical systems.
- Triple pane windows.
- Solar PV ready with full solar option.
- Third party blower door testing.