Clarington paves the way for environmentally friendly construction

Clarington October 23, 2014/- Priority Green Clarington has paved the path for the construction of more energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes within the Municipality. Jeffery Homes, a local builder, is constructing 20 new energy and water efficient homes that are now up for sale in a local subdivision in west Bowmanville.

Jeffrey Homes is one of three builders who participated in the Green Demonstration Project, a key component of Priority Green Clarington. Those “beyond code” homes were constructed with ultra-efficient water and energy conservation measures that surpass the standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. Those homes are part of a study to track energy and water savings.

Jeffrey Homes has received Clarington’s endorsement to take the “beyond code” approach in constructing 20 new homes. “We were delighted to be approached by Jeffery Homes about taking the beyond code approach from demonstration to practice on a larger scale,” said David Crome, Director of Planning Services. The homes are not part of the Green Demonstration Project. “The homes will be built with the same beyond code principles: reducing their energy, water, and sewer footprint and lessening the pressure on both infrastructure and the environment,” said Scott Jeffery, owner of Jeffery Homes.

All 20 homes will include many of the same energy efficiency and water conservation features implemented by Jeffery Homes in the Green Demonstration Project. The homes will be designed to be 25 per cent more energy efficient than required by the Ontario Building Code. “Jeffrey Homes has taken the principles of Clarington’s Green Demonstration Project and applied them on a wider scale. The company is building green homes for the future, reducing their environmental imprint and improving the community at large,” said David Crome.

Image of a drain water heat recovery system, a wall framed using an advanced framing technique, and an ultra low flow toilet.

A system to recover heat from shower water (left), advanced wall framing techniques using less wood and more insulation (centre) and ultra low flush toiles needing 20 per cent less water for flushing than is required by the Ontario Building Code (right) are a few of the green practices being assessed during the Green Demonstration Project. These green practices will now be standard in 20 new homes being built by Green Demonstration Project partner, Jeffery Homes, in west Bowmanville.



Media Contact:
Basia Radomski, Communication Manager
905-623-3379 ext. 2214

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