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.  This 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.  As a proud member of the Energy Star program, you can be sure that any house you purchase from us will be Energy Star certified.


Why Energy Efficient Houses Are A Good Investment

A home that meets the Energy Star standards 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, an Energy Star certified home is 20% more energy efficient than a regular home.  You can expect substantial savings on your heating bills.  Learn more of the benefits with this helpful article!

Trusted and Certified

When you move into a house built by Lithium One, you can trust it’s built to exacting standards.  We are Energy Star builders.  As a result, your home will receive an Energy Star label approved by the government.  You’ll also receive an Energy Star certificate.

To learn more about the Energy Star program, please visit the Natural Resources Canada website.

Energy efficient houses can be identified by the EnergyStar symbol