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Everything you need to know for your energy house project

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To establish the plan of your house, we must take into account several parameters essential to the valuation of its future heritage:

1. The implementation
The location of your future home must take into account:

  • The natural slope of the land • The nature of the soil
  • Existing vegetation
  • Possible access
  • Futures extensions
  • The proximity of existing connection networks (water and electricity).

2. Orientation
The orientation of your house is paramount in the construction plan, because it has a significant impact on the future energy consumption of your home. Optimize the orientation of your home in a way that allows you to reduce your energy bill by making the best use of natural light and solar heat.

3. The surface
The surface of the house must be determined taking account your current needs, but also future as well as your lifestyle.

4. The architecture
Compact architecture, with simple shapes, minimizing external surfaces, is much less energy consuming for your home.

5. The volume
The volume of the pieces is defined according to the surface and the height. High ceilings bring volume but increase the volume to heat. We are builds its houses by worrying about their energy label.

6. The openings
The openings of your individual house should not be neglected, because of their good orientations will depend the light and thermal losses. Énergéco designs high-performance homes, in compliance with energy standards and the environment.

7. The disposition
The layout of the interior space depends on your lifestyle. The interior plan of your home must combine both comfort and functionality. We must also think of the amenities. If it possible try to create continuity between your home and its surroundings, by incorporating elements inspired from the outside inside your home. This will create a smooth transition between the outside environment and the personal space. Use of colors and similar materials both outdoors and indoors, ensure that homeowners and visitors will feel even more the sense of hospitality that only an Énergéco home can arouse.

1

Set your budget
By discussing your budget situation with a professional. Comparing the offer of a banker and a mortgage broker

2

Find the site
Learn about the nature of the soil on your property and pay attention to all these characteristics: the exposure, the neighborhood, the external noises, the shadow or the constraints of the Local Urbanism Plan. If you can not find your dream land, let us accompany you, we have several options to offer.

3

Meeting with a project manager
Establishing an home begins with the purchase of your land of course. Our project manager will begin by analyzing several factors inherent in the chosen terrain, including location, dimensions, view, natural light and neighborhood. He will be your main contact throughout the design and realization. During your meeting, you will establish your needs in addition to considerations relating to your daily life and your budget.

  • Highlight each step of the delivery of your home and answer each of your questions
  • Establish your list of priorities, discuss the main elements of design, and establish your specific needs
  • Develop your budget properly: land preparation portion, partial or complete house finishes, exterior finish and additional options.

Steps to come
All information necessary for the right approach will be shared, nothing will be left without follow-up.

4

Design
Your project is taking shape. The concept and design of your new home can be inspired by one of our achievements or be tailored to your needs. Our architects will take care to guide you in the realization and to integrate all the characteristics of your new bioclimatic house or Net Zero. The plans will be submitted with exterior finish to estimate the total costs of the house.

Included

  • Foundation plan
  • Plan for each floor
  • Outdoor elevations
5

Final plans and building permits
Get official approval to build
Once the architectural design is complete, the next step is to gather all the required documents in order to submit a building permit application to the municipality concerned. The documents usually required are:

  • Complete architectural plans
  • Construction details
  • Planned implantation

We take care of everything!
Most planning authorities require additional documents to give the go-ahead. Whether it’s a tree report or a plumbing plan, our experts will help you find what’s needed and how to get it.

6

SITE PREPARATION AND FACTORY MANUFACTURING
While the licensed contractor prepares your site and sinks the foundation, your home is manufactured in one of our factories. The preparation of the site and the manufacturing of your house happen in parallel to speed up the delivery of your project.

Our houses are manufactured with the greatest concern:

  • Bioclimatic
  • Made with ecological materials of regional origin
  • Modular and unique, they are adaptable to the needs and budgets
  • Scalable to meet the needs of new living space. This concept offers the possibility to add modules to existing ones, without altering the environment
  • Composed of prefabricated modules in the workshop
  • Available in different stages of completion
  • Structures designed to receive a green roof or terrace; green roof or terrace are optional.
7

Choice of interior materials
Once you have received the plans, it is time to choose your interior finishing materials even if you chose turnkey on delivery or without finishing; floors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc.

We are always here to assist you.

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Delivery
The Éco-modulaire des Sources manufactured homes allow fast and efficient assembly that respects construction time. The modules fit together and position themselves very easily on their foundations. Its inking system allows quick and efficient maneuvers. Just make the connections and the house becomes functional.

Financial institutions for the mortgage

Green housing offer (Desjardins)
Cash back, discount, advantageous pricing for the purchase of a new house. The ecologic house offer recognizes new construction the LEED® Canada certification programs for homes (silver, gold and platinum certifications).

Energy Mortgage (RBC Royal Bank)
Offers cash back or discount after home energy efficiency verification, as order as help you improve the efficiency of your home.

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assurances

Insurance

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
It is possible to obtain a 15% rebate of the CMHC Mortgage Insurance premium and extend the amortization period without paying additional premium when buying an energy-efficient home. Learn more

Genworth Financial Energy Saving Home Program
Refund of 10% of mortgage loan insurance premium and other benefits. Learn more

The Capital Insurance
15% off LEED® certified home insurance. Learn more

Alpha Insurance
15% off LEED® certified home insurance. Learn more

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Les gestes posées aujourd’hui créent le futur de demain. Vous pouvez faire une différence en réduisant votre empreinte écologique avec une demeure bioclimatique.

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