Sustainable Features Profiles November 06 2014, 0 Comments

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a series of Sustainable Features Profiles. These fact sheets provide useful guidance on innovative technologies that can be used to make housing more energy and water efficient and reduce the environmental footprint. The research and modelling for the profiles was carried out by our sister company, Bfreehomes Design and Consulting.

From the CMHC website: "These fact sheets provide useful guidance on innovative technologies that can be used to make housing more energy and water efficient and reduce the environmental footprint."

A list of benefits, discussion of what the feature does, as well as design/installation/operation and maintenance considerations are included as well as 'what does it save' information. Modelled energy and/or water reductions and energy contributions for cities across Canada are compared to 'standard' energy and/or water use so homeowners (and builders). 

Here's the list of profiles:
  • High Efficiency Air to Air Heat Pump
  • Air to Water Heat Pump
  • Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR)
  • Dual Flush Toilet
  • Envelope Retrofit
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • High Performance Windows
  • Instantaneous Gas Water Heater
  • Photovoltaic Panels
  • Solar Water Heating Systems

 
The profiles can be found here on the CMHC website.

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