December 8, 2011

Award Winning Wallmark Home Featured in Burnaby Now

Wallmark Homes, a Vancouver leader in new home construction, has set the precedent in "building green".

This unique Built Green™ certified Burnaby home has won an environmental award from the City of Burnaby and has most recently been awarded LEED Gold status, only the second home in B.C. to acquire this rating. LEED certified Wallmark homes are not only built with consideration of the environmental impact of the home and the resources used during construction, they adhere to internationally recognized standards to improve home performance in areas such as water efficiency, energy savings, lower emissions and higher indoor air quality.

Burnaby Now recently interviewed the homeowners about their experience working with Wallmark Homes. Their remarkable home was built in just eleven months using energy efficient technologies and Eco-friendly design, all without compromising on the comfort, design and style they desired.

Limiting energy usage by maximizing natural light in every room is just one of the many components considered in creating this energy efficient home. The gourmet kitchen boasts Energy Star rated appliances as well as an induction stove that boils water in a mere 45 seconds. A tankless hot water system, high-efficiency furnace with heat pump, LED lighting and a state-of-the-art air filtration system is also featured.

The Eco-conscious design doesn't stop there. Outside, the roof is equipped with seven photovoltaic panels which provide 15-20% of the home's annual energy needs. The compost bin reduces the amount of trash generated by daily living by converting grass clippings and organic waste into rich compost while water collected from the rain barrel is also used to care for the drought resistant landscaping. The carport is even equipped to house and charge an electric car.

Wallmark Homes excels in creating homes that are better for you and better for the environment. With the help of Wallmark Homes, you can have the brand new home of your dreams while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint. To learn more about how Wallmark Homes can turn your ideas into a living, green reality, contact our knowledgeable team of professionals today.