Gentrac is enrolled with Tarion Warranty Corporation, Ontario’s new home warranty program. In Ontario, all builders must be enrolled with Tarion, and together, the builder and Tarion ensure the customer receives the new home they deserve and have worked so hard to get. If you have any questions regarding Tarion, we are more than willing to answer them for you.
By: Jerry Yudelson
One of Gentrac’s custom homes has been published in a nationally selling book for its green building innovations!
The solar electric generation system was provided by the R.E. Source Store in London, with support from Tillsonburg Hydro. The system consists of a 785 watt “Sanyo” solar array mounted on the roof with the balance of components in the basement. The system is “grid-tied” for the purpose of net metering with Tillsonburg Hydro, but does have back-up power capacity on selected circuits for up to three days thanks to the “Carmanah” back-up power unit. For more information on this system, go to www.theresourcestore.ca.
“It’s essential for homes with renewable energy systems to be highly energy efficient, to prevent all of the renewable energy generated from going out the window,” said Ms. Cote. “Gentrac is to be commended for their leadership in providing green homes, benefiting their customers and our environment.”
The 1,530 sq. ft. Merlot Model Green Home unveiled today also features 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood and ceramic flooring throughout, granite counter tops and cove mouldings, among other luxury features. The head office is located at 18 Harvey Street in Tillsonburg. Call 519-842-9090 for more information or see www.gentrachomes.com.
ENERGY STAR® for New Homes is a label given to homes that meet balanced, whole-house energy-efficiency standards, guaranteeing their owners significant energy savings. New homes that receive the ENERGY STAR label are approximately 30 percent more energy-efficient than those built to the minimum Ontario building code standards. The ENERGY STAR mark, used with permission, is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada.
Gentrac Homes promotes green building practices! Visit www.greenerideal.com for some informative green topics