Sifton Properties recently created its first-ever Net Zero home in Warbler Woods in London, Ontario. According to the brand, "a Net Zero home is a home with net-zero energy consumption," meaning "the total amount of energy used by the building and its occupants... roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created by the solar technology on the roof."
The Sifton Properties Net Zero home was crafted to seamlessly blend into the neighbor of stunning Sifton model homes, however, will feature cutting-edge green and energy-efficient technologies. The home is crafted to be "air-tight" through an exterior air barrier system and extensive air sealing detailing, reducing air leakage with an "energy recovery ventilator which will also balance humidity levels."
Lastly, to generate the "free" renewable energy, the Net Zero Home will leverage integrated solar shingles which "will be tied into the grid allowing electricity generated to be sold back to London Hydro."
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Sifton Properties to Build a Net Zero Home in London, Ontario
1. Net Zero Homes - Opportunity for innovative green and energy-efficient technologies in home construction.
2. Integrated Solar Technology - Potential for solar shingles to generate renewable energy and be tied into the energy grid.
3. Air-tight Home Systems - Possibility for advanced exterior air barrier systems and ventilation to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy consumption.
1. Home Construction and Real Estate - Increased demand for sustainable and energy-efficient homes.
2. Renewable Energy - Opportunities for integrated solar technologies in the residential sector.
3. HVAC and Ventilation Systems - Potential for advanced ventilation and air-sealing systems in residential construction.