Tour 7- Energy and water-wise new home


  • Roz Chapin
  • Site architect and carport Align architects- Nir Pearson 

Main heating system 

  • Mitsubishi Split Heat pump with two interior units
  • Radiant floor heat in bathrooms, small wall heater in back bedroom and the studio.


  • Frigidaire Electric range with induction cook top

Other features inside 

  • Low water toilets in both main baths and in studio (Niagra Stealth)
  • All appliances energy star
  • Exterior and interior door, cabinets, light fixtures, floor tiles, reused from BRING and Habitat    
  • Insulation above code
  • Skylights for natural light

EV Ford CMax Plug in hybrid 

Water catchment

  • Rain gardens
  • On-site storm water filtration and percolation via rain garden
  • Permeable driveway   

Outdoor features

  • Preservation of significant onsite tree
  • Extensive use of native plants and wildflowers, mixed seed lawn
  • Significant food production includes vegetables in garden and in beds, berries
  • Composting and dog poo septic.