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Green Housing Becomes Standard for Ottawa Homebuilders

Starting December 31, 2011 all homebuilders must begin to observe the stricter energy standards set forth by the Ontario Building Code, making all homes “greener.” The standard, known as EnerGuide 80, is centred on air leaks, sealants, heat loss resistance, window quality and other aspects that influence the efficiency of a property. Homebuilders, like Tartan, […]

Chapman Mills Welcomes New Green Condo Community

As living “green” continues to gain popularity, more affordable choices of sustainable housing are beginning to enter the market. One such development is the new project from Minto Communities. Stonefield Flats aims to be Canada’s largest Leadership and Energy Environmental Design (LEED) multi-family compound. The series of 10 buildings, housing 16 condos each, are being […]