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The House : Certifications

The Archetype Sustainable House will have all of the following building certifications that promotes sustainable design in the building industry.

LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
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Energy Stars® joint programs help us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. For more information visit www.energystar.gov


R-2000 homes are the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible new homes on the market. They are built to demanding standards for energy efficiency and indoor air quality that far surpass others in the marketplace. For more information about R2000 certification visit www.r2000.chba.ca