Living Green is Easy in Graydon Hill in Southwest Edmonton!
Edmonton plays host to an informative (and free!) Eco-Solar Tour every year on the first weekend in June. In 2019, one of the stops on the 20th annual Eco-Solar Tour was hosted by Landmark Homes’ Net Zero show homes in Graydon Hill.
The purpose of the Eco-Solar Tour is to show people energy efficient technologies that are available in today’s homes.The 2 Net Zero show homes in Graydon Hill were chosen for this tour to illustrate how new homes built with sustainability in mind can also be affordable!
Energy Efficient Features Included in a Landmark Net Zero Home
The tour highlighted features that are available in every Landmark Homes Net Zero home built in Graydon Hill. Check out this list of energy-efficient features:
Exterior Rigid Insulation
Like a blanket, for your home. This insulation minimizes heat loss through your exterior walls, and not only does it save you money, but it also reduces outside noise from entering your quiet home.
Triple Paned Windows
Heat loss is avoided by combining three panes of glass with an argon filling and two coatings of Low-E, which minimizes the amount of infrared and UV light that enters through the windows.
Air Source Heat Pump for Heating
Landmark Homes’ Net Zero homes are heated using an air source heat pump that pulls air from outdoors and transfers it to the house. This system heats the household in the winter and chills it in the summer, so there’s no need for an air conditioning system. In case of an extra cold Edmonton winter day, there is a backup electric furnace that’ll give the heating system a boost.
Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV):
The HRV system works to purify the air inside your home by exchanging the stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, without losing any heating inside the house.
These are just a few of the many, many energy efficient features available in a Landmark Homes Net Zero home! There are dozens of additional features not mentioned here – you may have to see our show homes to believe it!
Bottom Line: Net Zero Eco-Solar Homes are Affordable and Attainable
Contact Landmark Homes to Learn More About Buying a New Net Zero Home in Edmonton
Net Zero Home FAQ
A Net Zero home is one that produces as much energy as it consumes over a year.
There are many different ways, but here in sunny Alberta, Solar panels from on top of the roof and detached garage produce electricity.
The large solar panels on the roof turn your Graydon Hill Net Zero home into a mini power plant.
These solar panels can produce as much clean energy as the home consumes over a year.
If you generate an excess of power, you can sell that power back to the electrical grid, which you make money on!
Or, in times of low energy availability (for example, during the dark hours of winter), you can buy electricity from the grid to give your mini power plant a boost.
In addition to harvesting energy from the sun’s rays, Landmark’s Graydon Hill homes are built to be 80% more energy efficient than a typical new home. Having an airtight home that avoids heat loss during the winter allows you to save even more money on your energy bills.