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Building for the Future: Net Zero, EnerQuality & Low Impact Development

I’m all about building sustainable communities with effective designs and green living. I’m very proud of the homes we built in Barrie for Phase 1 of my townhome community. They’ve got some very cool energy-saving features. Let’s take a look at three of the key ones:

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Low VOC materials are changing the way we build new houses As I often state, the environment is a big deal to me – because a green home is a better, healthier home for you and your family. I extend this philosophy to the actual construction of the home, as I’ve alluded to in the past. Aside from lowering energy consumption, and aiding in your families water conservation efforts, I also use alternative building materials with lower VOC levels whenever I can. VOC is short for volatile organic compounds, which are carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature.

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Lowering Water Consumption – Saving Money and the Environment Canadian water use has grown by 25% over the past two decades, and shows no sign of stopping any time soon as our population continues to swell. The Great Lakes – the planet's largest continuous body of fresh water – faces a growing demand from industry, power plants, farms and urban sprawl. Considering that less than 1% of the planet’s water supply is available for human use, water consumption/conservation is becoming an extremely important issue – because what each of us does in the world can make a difference.

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Why Greenhouse Gases Are Reaching Record Highs – And How We Can Help. While reading the news this week, one particular article really hit home for me – and it really bothered me. This week, I want to talk about greenhouse gas. According to recent research, we’ve hit a record high of carbon dioxide emissions – the highest rate we’ve seen in 30 years. It’s hard to turn a blind eye from this and we can no longer plead ignorance when it comes to global warming. With these facts in mind, the chilling truth is that we are reaching a point of no return. Soon, we will have damaged our planet beyond repair.
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