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High Performance Homes Vancouver Island

by Dec 1, 2022

High Performance = Health and Comfort.

Standard Code Built House vs High Performance Homes

Standard Code Built Home

Let’s share with you our thoughts on building a High Performance Homes Vancouver Island.

When starting out their search for a home, most people gravitate towards using a familiar formula that sounds like the easiest and most common to work with: cost per square foot. If you are looking for a minimum code-built home (the lowest standard you can legally build a home), then yes, you most likely could get a close range on cost; you would still need to take into account site conditions, the time of year you are planning to build, the availability of trades at the start of the project, and the cost and accessibility of material; but after that, it is pretty straightforward and can be done.

But if you are looking for a home in which you will feel comfortable year-round and that will provide clean, fresh air to breathe, then a High Performance Homes Vancouver Island is for you; and in this blog, we will share with you the reasons why you want (and need) to take the time to design and build a budget around a home that will bring you health and comfort.

We also outline what durability means and why it is important to us – and why you may feel it is important to you, as well.

Jordan thinking about the framing on the Custom home build in Nanaimo, BC.

Part 6: Halo Exterra Foam & Rainscreen Install

In this video, we talk about Halo Exterra foam and why it is important in preventing thermal bridging and how it helps with permeability; and we also talk about the importance of Rainscreen and its advantages in the building envelope.   

High Performance Homes

We are excited to share our knowledge on High Performance Homes with you, and how building one can provide you a healthier living space that keeps you comfortable year-round.

When talking about High Performance Homes Vancouver Island, it means to think of your home as a whole system – a thoughtfully designed and necessary system – and not just a shelter. Yes, with a shelter you can protect yourself from the rain and wind… but wouldn’t you want more than just a glorified umbrella to invest in? Besides being dry from the rain, are you comfortable in your home?

High Performance Homes certainly give a new perspective on living – not many people have had the opportunity to experience this level of comfort, so we understand that it’s hard to value something you can’t compare; but we do see (and have seen) the value it brings a homeowner, and we feel confident that you would make health and comfort in your home a priority, as well.

Roberta Ranch Custom home build where we installed Halo Exterra Exterior Insulation.

If you would like to learn more about this Project click this link Roberta Ranch Custom Home Nanaimo, BC. We got to Step 4 on this project.

HOUSE TOUR of 108 Driftwood Terrace in Lake Cowichan (Trails Edge) SHORT 4: Step 5 and Net Zero Ready

Welcome to Trails Edge in Lake Cowichan! Here at 108 Driftwood Terrace, we have built a beautiful energy efficient and healthy home for you and your family. With a lot of care and attention, we were able to bring this home to Step 5 and make it a Net Zero Ready Home – meaning you can add solar panels to officially make it a Net Zero Home, and therefore even more energy efficient! This is Part 6 (Short No. 4) of our virtual “Trails Edge House Tour”!

What does it take?

Thinking about health in the home: whether you are sitting in your living room or laying down on your bed, wouldn’t you like to know that the air you are constantly breathing is clean fresh air filtered from the outside? Well, this is possible by installing a HVAC system, which stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

Everyone wants to feel comfortable living in their home, but did you know you could feel effortlessly comfortable temperature-wise year-round? This is certainly achievable with the HVAC system together with installing a proper building envelope and wall assembly (which are the layers that make up the exterior walls and ceiling details – the important structures hidden behind the drywall).

There are options for your comfort in your home – allow us to help you realize the important ones. If you are thinking a High Performance Homes Vancouver Island is for you.

Custom Home Building Guide

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Custom Home Building Guide Vancouver Island

HOUSE TOUR of 108 Driftwood Terrace in Lake Cowichan (Trails Edge) SHORT 6: Blower Door Results

Welcome to Trails Edge in Lake Cowichan! Here at 108 Driftwood Terrace, we have built a beautiful energy efficient and healthy home for you and your family. With a lot of care and attention, we were able to bring this home to Step 5 and make it a Net Zero Ready Home – meaning you can add solar panels to officially make it a Net Zero Home, and therefore even more energy efficient! This is Part 6 (Short No. 6) of our virtual “Trails Edge House Tour”!

If you would like to learn more about this Project click this link Trails Edge Home Build, Lake Cowichan, BC. We got to Step 5 on this project and was a Net Zero Ready Home.

HOUSE TOUR of 108 Driftwood Terrace in Lake Cowichan (Trails Edge) SHORT 7: HVAC Systems to Deliver a Comfortable Home

Welcome to Trails Edge in Lake Cowichan! Here at 108 Driftwood Terrace, we have built a beautiful energy efficient and healthy home for you and your family. With a lot of care and attention, we were able to bring this home to Step 5 and make it a Net Zero Ready Home – meaning you can add solar panels to officially make it a Net Zero Home, and therefore even more energy efficient! This is Part 6 (Short No. 7) of our virtual “Trails Edge House Tour”!

Thinking about Health and Comfort  in the Home

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