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 […]

IMPROVE MY INDOOR AIR QUALITY by 100%?

fresh-air

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 […]

What does it mean to be NET ZERO?

Time for an update on our Net Zero Ready, Devon Road project another Oakville luxury home in progress. and an opportunity to talk about Net Zero building. As we have commented before Net Zero not only provides a responsible approach to saving energy and being environmentally conscious it’s simply a great way to build. It […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Progress: Custom Home, Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Net Zero

Net Zero Transitional As our Lakeshore project emerges from the ground, foundations complete and will soon be ready for framing! When complete this home will be Net Zero Ready, a relatively new building standard in the industry at large but a familiar term to high performance builders. As we keep you abreast of the progress […]

In Progress: Custom Home, Devon Road, Oakville, Net Zero

Net Zero Wedgewood Park Framing and roofing are now in progress on Devon Road part of East Oakville’s Wedgewood Park which is becoming a very popular neighbourhood. After seeing so many resales that weren’t quite what they wanted our clients approached Chatsworth to build their dream home “just as they wanted it”. The interior design […]

Net Zero ready homes are here – are you ready?

Westdale NetZero

Cast your minds back to the ’70s, the days of Abba, Grease and Bell bottoms, the latest cars being sold with seat belts, claiming compliance to “California Motor vehicle standards”. At that time seat belts in cars and similarly crash helmets for a motorcycle rider were felt, by many, to be overweening laws restricting personal […]