ENERGY STAR Qualified Home. First in B.C.!

    It’s offi­cial. After months of hard work and per­sis­tence, we’ve received the news that our new Man­dala Home, the Chose-Ross res­i­dence, owned by the pres­i­dent of Man­dala Homes, Lars Chose and part­ner Rachel Ross, built by Man­dala Homes is the first ENERGY STAR qual­i­fied home in B.C.!

     

    WHAT MAKES THIS HOME ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED?  

    • Third-Parting test­ing to meet strict tech­ni­cal specifications.
    • Ener­Guide Rat­ing of 84.
    • High per­for­mance build­ing enve­lope, includ­ing R66 ceil­ing and R34 walls.
    • Domes­tic water heat­ing sys­tem approx. 3 times more effi­cient than a stan­dard system.
    • Heat Recov­ery Ven­ti­la­tor for fresh air with min­i­mal heat loss.
    • ENERGY STAR qual­i­fied prod­ucts, includ­ing win­dows, doors and lighting.
    OTHER ENERGY SAVING FEATURES OF THIS HOME.
    • Pas­sive Solar Design
    • Plumbed and wired Solar ready
    • Grund­fos Magna cir­cu­la­tor pump
    • Radi­ant floor heat­ing and heat sink
    • Day­light­ing emphasized
    • Com­fort Wall sys­tem (mono­lithic air barrier)
    • Plat­inum ICF foundation
    • Ther­mal mass for heat storage

    The ther­mal dynam­ics that nat­u­rally occur in a round space , the care­fully tuned win­dow glaz­ing, the cork floor­ing and the extra thick walls also con­tribute to the energy effi­ciency of this home.

    ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED HOMES

    • Save money on your energy bills com­pared to homes built to min­i­mum code.
    • Are more com­fort­able: warmer in the win­ter and cooler in the summer
    • Are bet­ter for the envi­ron­ment, using less energy and pro­duc­ing fewer green­house gasses
    • May qual­ify for energy effi­ciency incen­tives for homebuyers.
    • Sell faster and for more money
    • Are 25% more energy effi­cient than those built to min­i­mum provin­cial stan­dards. It’s like get­ting 3 free months of energy use every year.
    THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED
    This home has been tested and ver­i­fied as meet­ing ENERGY STAR for New Homes spec­i­fi­ca­tion by Gerry Sawkins, Cer­ti­fied Energy Advi­sor for New Homes work­ing with City Green Solu­tions, a non-profit licensed to deliver the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Ini­tia­tive and the Ener­Guide Rat­ing Ser­vice for New Homes.
    Read more about this project at our home­build­ing blog