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Novoclimat 2.0 Homes Benefits

Benefits

It is estimated that a new Novoclimat 2.0 Home enables its occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code.

A new Novoclimat 2.0 home affords its occupants greater comfort and largely improves air quality inside the home.

Increased comfort, enviable energy savings, healthier indoor air and a more durable building are but a few of the many benefits that the future owners of Novoclimat 2.0 certified homes will enjoy.

Warm, comfortable rooms

The Novoclimat 2.0 program requires insulation that surpasses the current standard. Complete insulation from the basement to the attic protects the structure better from cold and achieves superior energy performance at lower cost.

No unpleasant drafts and no risk of mould

The walls and roof are built according to more efficient techniques, thereby enhancing airtightness. In addition to eliminating unpleasant drafts, the techniques prevent humidity from penetrating the walls and damaging your home. It is thus easier to heat and more comfortable.

Healthier indoor air

To obtain better air quality and avoid health problems and humidity, it is essential to ensure controlled ventilation and draw fresh air into the main rooms. For this reason, the Novoclimat 2.0 requirements focus, in particular, on the types of equipment selected and the installation of such equipment by professionals. Only ENERGY STAR certified heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) are installed by Novoclimat 2.0 certified ventilation professionals. An efficient ventilation system expels excess humidity, odours and contaminants.

Efficient heating

Whether you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or residual forest biomass, the Novoclimat 2.0 program emphasizes the installation of efficient heating equipment offering a maximum of comfort. Only efficient equipment is accepted.

More airtight, efficient doors and windows

Only the use of ENERGY STAR certified doors and windows for the climatic zone in which they are installed is allowed under the Novoclimat 2.0 program. The doors and windows are more airtight and efficient and are manufactured according the latest standards.

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