Green Building — It’s In Our Nature
Queen’s Landing is pursuing the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes qualification. The commitment to green at Queen’s Landing is extensive and includes the use of high efficiency mechanical equipment, air tight construction, rigid insulation on external walls, programmable thermostats, low VOC paints, ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances and heat recovery ventilation (HRV) units to provide fresh air and recapture energy. Water efficient fixtures and appliances, an on-demand hot water recirculation system, whole-home water efficient humidification and drought tolerant sod contribute to significant water savings. Initiatives like waste diversion from landfill during construction, solar ready design and use of materials with recycled content reinforce our commitment to a planet-friendly policy.
Continuing the Legacy of Green Building
Minto designs and builds homes to deliver environmental and energy performance to benefit people now and in the future with lower utility costs, improved comfort and healthier living. Minto is committed to building and certifying its new residential developments to meet third party performance standards such as ENERGY STAR® and LEED®. In pursuing third party certification, independent industry professionals verify that Minto’s homes meet advanced industry standards with a particular focus on energy conservation.
2003: Minto proactively started offering ENERGY STAR® for New Homes in Canada
2007: Minto Harvest Hills is the 1st ENERGY STAR® for New Homes qualified community in East Gwillimbury
2014: EnerQuality Ontario Green Builder of the Year
2014: ENERGY STAR® New Home Builder of the Year (large volume)
2015: Minto has built over 3,000 ENERGY STAR® for New Homes qualified homes to date