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CaraCo Development reaps benefits of innovative project partnership with Union Gas Greg Mc Millan


araCo Development Corporation is attracting attention from cost-conscious new home buyers. The Kingston-based company, known as a leader in lifestyle development, recently entered into a agreement with Union Gas under the utility’s Optimum Home Program, which partners some of Ontario’s leading builders with expert building science consultants. The project – dubbed Performance Home 2020 – was the result of a challenge for CaraCo to build a high-performance home that was 20 per cent above the Ontario Building Code requirements. And CaraCo delivered – and then some, says Ken Dantzer, CaraCo’s design manager. So much so, that CaraCo has been awarded the ESC (Energy Solutions Centre) Partnership


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Award in recognition for its joint efforts with Union Gas. The ESC award, from the non-profit organization of energy utilities and equipment manufacturers that promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions and systems for use by residential, commercial, and industrial energy users, signifies customer recognition of the benefit of working in partnership with a local utility. That, plus the unique aspects of the project itself, has helped to pique interest from consumers. “The attention to detail in the specifications and the conformance with future building codes has been well received by the public,” says Dantzer. “We have generated a lot of local interest through weekly advertising and radio, inviting the public to visit the model home. Educational signage is posted throughout, including a six-foot wide diagram explaining the


home’s features and improvements, so visitors can learn about how they can benefit in comfort, in savings, and security of investment.” The CaraCo Performance Home 2020 features several leading-edge building design and construction technologies, offering homebuyers improved comfort, better indoor air quality, and tools to efficiently control energy use, resulting in lower utility bills. With Performance Home 2020, CaraCo has cemented its reputation as a leader in innovative development with accomplished past projects including homes built to the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Standard, R-2000 homes, LEED certified, as well as incorporating standard features that are environmentally conscious and energy efficient. The Performance Home 2020 utilizes best practice technology cost effectively with minimal increase to sale price.


There are many ways that water can find its way through window or door openings in a home. Windows and doors will not perform to homeowner expectations if they aren’t properly flashed and leaks occur. By helping direct water to the exterior, DuPont Flashing Systems helps to seal the building envelope and protect against water intrusion. In addition, DuPont Flashing Systems are quick and easy to install, helping to reduce labour costs.

Complete System of Products For optimal protection on all your building projects, use DuPont Flashing Systems with DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems, including DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®, DuPont™ Tyvek® StuccoWrap™, DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™, DuPont™ Tyvek® Wrap Caps and DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape.

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GB & SS Magazine Summer 2013  
GB & SS Magazine Summer 2013  

Green Building and Sustainable Strategies Magazine - Summer 2013 Issue.