Niagara’s Green Builder
Homes that are built “green” are better for your family’s health, save you money in utilities and have less impact on the environment. We at Silvergate Homes pride ourselves in innovative, eco-friendly materials and construction technologies that position us years ahead of building code standards.
Silvergate Homes was proud to be the first Niagara builder to apply the ENERGY STAR environmental standard to an entire community of homes. Our environmental leadership was recognized by our peers, winning the Niagara Homebuilders Association’s very first Excellence in Green Construction/Renovation Award.
ENERGY STAR certified homes are tested by a third party air-tightness specialist, so when you move in you can be confident in a healthier, eco-friendly, energy efficient home.
Lighter Environmental Footprint
Silvergate Homes’ ENERGY STAR certified homes also have a lighter environmental footprint. Built to energy efficiency standards well above the provincial average, these homes typically produce two tonnes fewer greenhouse gases each year than other new homes. Other benefits to the planet include:
- Reduced construction waste and landfill created during building process
- Reduced use of fossil fuels and reduced emissions
- Minimum 25% reduction in water consumption
Visit the ENERGY STAR website to learn more about the benefits of these environmental certifications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Silvergate’s renovation of an older Glenridge-area home reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by over nine tonnes!