September 9 2009

Richgrove Moves From ENERGY STAR To LEED Certified!

by racheal

Richgrove Village is now a candidate for LEED Canada certification! This means these new home for sale in Toronto will be built with all the energy advances of Energy Star homes, plus it adds the benefits of saving the planet and saving you money.

New Green Homes In Toronto For Sale

Under the ENERGY STAR certification program, Richgrove Village has been achieving high energy efficient standards with “under the skin" features of each new home. This has been accomplished by providing excellent insulation, high-performance windows, tight construction and ducts, an energy efficient heating system, a modern water heater, and energy efficient lighting and appliances. Each new home is also built with an improved overall "building envelope" and higher-performance mechanical systems that allow for better comfort and energy efficiency throughout the home.

Richgrove Village will now be LEED Canada certified but still have all the ENERGY STAR benefits. Richgrove village has accomplished this with a few new improvements to make each new home a green home with four additional features in the "outside the skin" of the Toronto new home.

New Water Conservation: With LEED confirmation, Richgrove Village homeowners will save over 30% in water consumption each year. This is thanks to Richgrove Village’s new water-efficient fixtures and individual water metering, which has been proven to increase conservation as well as help residents save even more.

The Envelope: Which includes the walls, insulation, roofing, windows, and doors all form your home's envelope. A "tighter" envelope allows for a more comfortable and more energy efficient home, by keeping a constant temperature within your home.

Richgrove New Homes With Energy Efficient Appliances

ENERGY STAR Lighting and Appliances: ENERGY STAR qualified builders must provide new homes with ENERGY STAR qualified products like, lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and  ENERGY STAR appliances, such as refrigerators, dish washers, and washing machines. These ENERGY STAR qualified products provide additional efficient energy saving to the homeowner. Make sure to look for the ENERGY STAR label on products when selecting appliances for your new home.

It’s always a good idea to be smart about energy use. Not only is it good for the planet but it is great on your wallet! Richgrove Village makes it easy to benefit from a green home with a programmable thermostat, smart metering (that able home owners to take advantages of fluctuating energy costs throughout the day) low flush toilets and Quick-Flick, which lets you turn off all hardwired lights with one switch.


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