Canada’s 1st LEED Platinum Community

EcoLogic Homes by Rodeo Fine Homes

EcoLogic, named Canada’s greenest residential community, is the first development in Canada to be built entirely to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum specifications. The Town of Newmarket was the catalyst for the project and selected Rodeo Fine Homes as the builder of this co-operative development.  The community is a symbol of the Town’s commitment to the environment.

 

Construction on the 34-unit EcoLogic community began in 2008. The EcoLogic subdivision is made up of leading-edge homes that achieve and exceed specific environmental targets, including a 50 per cent reduction in household water draws, a 35 per cent reduction in overall discharge flows and a 60 per cent reduction in solid waste, greenhouse gas production and energy consumption compared to conventional homes.  In order to achieve these reductions the houses include a rain water harvesting cistern to supply toilets and irrigation, solar thermal water and air pre-heat panels,  dual-purpose high efficiency boiler, integrated HRV and air handler with ECM motor, HEPA- filtration system, increased insulation levels with spray foamed above grade walls and mineral wool insulation below grade, ENERGY STAR windows, appliances, efficient lighting, FSC wood products and lumber, low VOC materials, cabinets and paints, permeable driveways and drought tolerant plants.

For more information, see Rodeo Fine Home’s Website

Watch a 3 part video series by GreenHomeTV
Part 1 – Tour of Newmarket EcoLogic Homes by Rodeo Fine Homes
Part 2 – Tour of Newmarket EcoLogic Homes by Rodeo Fine Homes
Part 3 – Tour of Newmarket EcoLogic Homes by Rodeo