There are only seven LEED Platinum rated energy efficient homes in Western Canada. InHaus Development Ltd. is proud to announce it has just been awarded Platinum Certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for its two brand-new, cutting-edge sustainable homes in White Rock, B.C.
European efficiency meets West Coast contemporary design. These two sexy, single family homes are the first of their kind in the Metro Vancouver area. Soaring ceilings, wide open plans, floortoceiling windows, private “inhome” office space and iPad controlled “smart home” automation are combined with the latest sustainable technologies in these revolutionary, architecturally unique modern homes.
“As LEED Platinum certified homes, Beachaus I & II serve as models of greener living for the entire community,” says Mark Hutchinson, director of Green Building Programs for the CaGBC. “The homes are at the national forefront of quality and their example can help us all to live better by reducing our environmental footprint, cutting our utility bills and coming home to a healthier place to live.”
“It’s an honour to have achieved LEED Platinum on the Beachaus project,” says Dave deBruyn, president of InHaus Development. “Platinum is the highest level of certification available in the LEED program and only three other homes in the Lower Mainland have received it to date – we’re proud to be on the leading edge of the green building revolution. There are a growing number of homebuyers who are seeking high-quality homes that are smaller, smarter and less expensive to operate – it just makes sense given our unprecedented affordability challenges and ever increasing energy costs.”
All LEED certified homes are subjected to a rigorous testing process that includes a home energy (EnerGuide) rating, and onsite inspections throughout the build. Upon completion they are awarded a rating based on performance – either Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. The benefits to owning a LEED certified home are enormous; homeowners enjoy healthier indoor living, and stand to save 35 to 40 per cent on heating, cooling and utility costs throughout the extended life of the home, while also qualifying for advantageous financing costs, lower insurance rates, and increased resale value in the future.
Tours of Beachaus II are currently underway. Contact [email protected] for more information.
About InHaus Development
Live smart. Not Large. InHaus Development Ltd. is a Metro Vancouver–based sustainable home builder and development company. It specialize in building architecturally unique, high-quality, well-designed ultra efficient homes that minimize ecological impact and incorporate a long term vision for sustainable infill development and smart densification.For more information, please visit www.inhaus.ca
The CaGBC (www.cagbc.org) is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. It works closely with member organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings and homes in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through education/training, building certification, performance benchmarking and reporting, advocacy and information sharing. It is also the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED and the new Green Up Building Performance Program, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge in Canada.
About LEED Canada for Homes
LEED Canada for Homes is a thirdparty certification system for building and designing highperformance green homes that are energy and resource efficient and healthier for its occupants. Developed and administered by CaGBC, LEED Canada for Homes awards points to projects in eight categories of environmental performance: Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Awareness & Education. To date, more than 100 homes have been LEED Certified in Canada (over thousands in the United States).For more info, please visit www.cagbc.org/homes