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Why are we Green?

We use principles of Green Design including:

  • “Not So Big Houses”- comfortable, quality spaces made to live in and use
  • Passive solar orientation and energy efficient windows
  • House/building forms for our climate
  • Mudrooms and air lock entries
  • Beauty, quality craftsmanship and aesthetics using natural materials

We build high insulation value Exterior Wall Systems including:

  • Insulated concrete forms (ICF)
  • Smart Framing
  • Icynene
  • Wall Tite Eco-Polyurethane Foam
  • High Thermal Value Windows

We use long lasting Exterior Finishes and Roofing including:

  • Hardie Plank
  • Stucco
  • Brick and Stone
  • Cedar Siding
  • Steel, Cedar and Slate Roofs

We recommend environmentally friendly Interior Finishes including:

  • Solid wood trim and FSC certified, zero formaldehyde products for cabinets
  • Cork, bamboo and engineered post industrial waste hardwood flooring
  • Low VOC paints/ No-VOC paints
  • Plaster thermal mass
  • Natural wool carpets and Marmoleum

We can supply energy efficient Mechanical and Electrical Systems:

  • Heat recovery ventilators
  • ON demand water heaters
  • Brac greywater wastewater recycling systems
  • Solar domestic hot water systems
  • Infloor radiant heating
  • Power pipe wastewater heat recovery
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Contraflow and Masonry wood stoves
  • Domestic power generation systems
  • Photo Voltaics
  • LED and compact fluorescent lighting
  • Waterloo Bio Filter and Eco Flow Peat based wastewater treatment

We are respectful of The Site and use low impact solutions including:

  • Shading
  • Porous and High Albedo paving
  • Landscaping - xerascaping
  • Earth Shelter and grades