Have you considered an Environmentally Friendly Home?

May 28, 2018 10:06:28 AM / by Priscila Novaes

Are you thinking of building or renovating a home? Environmentally friendly practices are the newest trend and should be factored in when choosing a custom home builder.

Did you know buildings are the largest source of carbon emissions in the Greater Toronto area?

The Atmospheric Fund recently sat down with ZeroHouse to understand the importance of net-zero energy homes for the Greater Toronto Area. ZeroHouse outlined the practices and materials they used to create a new type of housing for the GTA and Hamilton areas. For many years Normerica has been using similar energy efficient practices in our timber frame packages.

Our industry-leading super-insulated, prefabricated homes wall and roof system delivers peace of mind when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Exceptionally air-tight, Normerica timber frame homes and cottages are perfect if you’re interested in reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

Building using timber can also help combat climate change:

Forests are renewable, and any trees that are harvested are regrown, ensuring the maintenance of forest carbon stocks. If sustainability is something you are looking for on your next project, then a timber frame home is likely your best option. Timber frame homes are well known for lasting longer than conventionally built homes.

If you choose to use timber to build or renovate your house, you will be using very little energy to convert the wood in the trees to the timber used in building; you will spend less time to build your house since timber can be partly pre-cut, modulated and built to precision.

Using economic, sustainable and durable materials is a wonderful way to build an environmentally friendly home that reduces your carbon footprint but doesn’t take away from style or design. Each of Normerica’s plans are designed with environmentally friendly materials in mind.

When building a custom timber frame home with Normerica we help you consider all aspects of nature in your project. We are sure to incorporate how the home sits on your land to maximize solar energy and capture the most amount of sunlight through the placement of windows or the option of solar panels. These energy efficient practices help reduce your energy consumption and include you in the environmentally friendly home movement.

Join Canada’s fight in reducing greenhouse emissions by 80% by considering an environmentally friendly home build. To learn more about our energy efficient custom timber frame home packages download the Residential Construction Guide or contact us directly to learn more about our environmentally friendly building initiatives.

About Normerica

Since 1979, Normerica has created the highest quality timber frame homes and buildings across North America and around the world. Our decades of timber frame experience and expert in-house design capabilities have given us the ability to offer a high level of customization and design flexibility – a key advantage of timber frame homes and post and beam construction.