Understanding Energy Efficient Homes

All new homes built in British Columbia must meet certain minimum standards. First, the house must be constructed by a builder licensed under the Homeowner Protection Act.  Next, it must meet the requirements of the British Columbia Building Code. This ensures it is reasonably well-built and energy efficient.  It also ensures that a third-party warranty is able to cover the new construction.

At Lithium One, just passing the minimum requirements doesn’t satisfy us.  Our clients expect more!  That’s why we focus on building energy efficient houses. In fact, we participate in the BC Energy Step Code.  It’s a voluntary provincial program that goes beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code.  The majority of the houses we built are at Step 3 or even Step 4 – which is just one step down from being net zero.

Why Energy Efficient Houses Are A Good Investment

An energy efficient home has several benefits.  It’s better for your budget, for the environment, and for your health.  In fact, here’s what you can expect from energy efficient houses:

  • Efficient heating and cooling systems that use less energy
  • Improved air sealing that prevents dust and pollen entering
  • Better quality windows that keep the temperature balanced
  • Extra insulation preventing heat loss during long winters

All together, our Lithium One builds are 20% – 40% more energy efficient than a regular home.  You can expect substantial savings on your heating bills.  Start here to learn more of the benefits with this helpful article!

Trusted and Verified

When you move into a house built by Lithium One, you can trust it’s built to exacting standards. Each of our homes are reviewed by a certified ENERGUIDE consultant.  They uses energy software modelling and on-site testing to prove that your new home truly meets BC’s energy efficiency standards.

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A good home builder can advise you throughout the process – that includes early planning stages like finding a lot or arranging financing.  Contact us today to start the conversation.