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Energy Efficient Homes

New Home vs Old Home?

Energy Efficient Homes: What’s more energy efficient and better for the environment, new home vs old home? The answer to this question may seem obvious. Sure, a new home is more energy efficient when we look at our monthly energy bills but how does it compare to an older home?  The devil is in the […]

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Has The “Green” Movement Finally Come Of Age? Let’s Talk Net Zero.

As we speak, Municipalities across Canada are formulating solid, actionable, “bright new” local energy policies. There is a lot of discussion on what is the best way forward. A one-size-fits-all approach, with its proven pitfalls, is clearly not the solution. When you consider the extremes, say Florida, compared to Ontario, you can see that what works […]

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Building Science 101 Rocks

I’d say Building Science is the most important thing to have a good grip on in today’s high performance building space. Let me explain…. I was recently challenged when  asked why we adopted Net Zero, Net Zero Ready ( see article) What does it mean to be NET ZERO? and Energy star as the sustainable […]

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IMPROVE MY INDOOR AIR QUALITY by 100%?

One of the top google searches asks. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY INDOOR AIR QUALITY? ( IAQ) The US’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that inside air can actually be more polluted than outside air. International speaker, Engineer,  and Building scientist, Gord Cooke points out there are somewhere between 4-6000 sources of pollution inside a […]

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Spray Foam Insulation – what’s the recipe?

Using High Performance Building techniques for a super-comfortable and highly efficient home

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Engineered to Perform

I’m old enough to recall, as an engineering student, being critiqued on line quality of drafting. Should you use an HB pencil or 2H or 2B? Did you keep your instruments clean to prevent smudges and a”dirty” drawing? Meanwhile……. our Doulton Dr Mississauga project is being closed in so fine finishing work can continue inside […]

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Goodbye Plumbing noise

Rough ins are all complete and its time to do the finishing details at our Ennisclare project. Among the many items on the list is (((NOISE)))) and making sure it’s not going to be a bother. Plumbing piping is one big culprit and ensuring its done right takes care and attention…. In 2019 Car and […]

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In Progress! Engineered to perform!

At Chatsworth we talk about High-Performance Building (engineered to perform) but what does that mean for you? The phrase communicates our vision of the building. This approach yields the best for you, our homeowners delivering the best value in your new home. For example, in our Modern luxury home on Doulton Dr Mississauga the home […]

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Is humidity control the secret to building a healthy home?

Is your home making you sick? In our last blog we touched on Indoor Air Quality ( IAQ) and how we optimize the indoor environment for a healthy home. Starting with NET ZERO specification we seal the house tightly, then to be a truly HIGH-PERFORMANCE healthy home we ensure that despite the bone dry outside […]

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Breathe Easy in a Healthy Home!

In our cooler Canadian climate we spend a great deal of time indoors. The INDOOR AIR PLUS program by the EPA helps families BREATHE EASY in a healthy home. As we all become increasingly aware of the benefits of a HEALTHY indoor environment, how we build homes and the products and systems we use, need […]

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