The Benefits of Green
A commitment to ethical, transparent and accountable practices
Third Party Certification
In addition to its commitment to designing and constructing better performing buildings and homes, Minto chooses to have industry experts review the design and construction. By achieving industry accepted standards for superior quality and performance such as LEED and ENERGY STAR®, we ensure that we aren’t just building better homes, we are also building peace of mind.
Visit the Canada Green Building Council and Natural Resources Canada for more information.
Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR)
A maintenance-free, drain water heat recovery system captures thermal energy from water going down the drain and transfers it to fresh cold water, pre-heating the water before entering the hot water heater.
ENERGY STAR® Appliance(s)
Save money and use up to 30% less energy with ENERGY STAR® appliances. More information on Minto and ENERGY STAR®.
Enhanced insulation can be found throughout our homes, whether in the attic, walls or foundation. Minto is committed to building better homes that exceed building code minimums to provide more value to our customers. An example of this is rigid insulation. Typically comprised of a 1-inch layer on the exterior wall of the homes, this feature acts as a continuous thermal barrier, reducing thermal bridging to make the home more comfortable while also saving money on heating and cooling.
Green Label® Carpets
These Green Label® carpets ensure fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air, allowing you and your family to breathe easy. For more information, visit The Carpet and Rug Institute.
Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
This piece of equipment acts as the lungs of your home. Today’s homes are built to be less drafty than in the past and while this means improved comfort, it also means less fresh air in your home, unless of course you have an HRV. The HRV introduces fresh air that gets distributed throughout the home and captures energy from exhaust air to reduce your heating and cooling costs. This provides superior indoor air quality and helps save you money.
High Performance Windows
ENERGY STAR® qualified windows are certified and verified to perform better than standard windows. These windows save money by reducing heating and cooling loads while also making the home more comfortable by providing a more consistent temperature throughout.
Individual Metering – High Rise Buildings
Only pay for what you use. Individual meters measure how much electricity, water and gas you use each month – when you conserve, you save!
LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights save you money by using less energy and lasting far longer than compact fluorescent lighting and halogen bulbs.
Low Emitting Paints and Finishes
Minto carefully selects the paints, adhesives and finishes to ensure your home has good indoor air quality and is a healthy place for you to live from the day you move in. Cleaner air helps you breathe easier.
This clever thermostat will create a personalized schedule based on your heating and cooling habits and can be adjusted from your smart phone – simplifying your life and saving you money.
Whether you are sleeping or relaxing at home this thermostat adjusts to provide the most comfortable temperature based on your schedule, and when you are not at home the thermostat can be set back to save money on heating and cooling.
Rainwater is collected from the roof and stored in a cistern for future use by the irrigation system. Watering plants with harvested rainwater instead of drinking water helps saves money.
Ultra high-efficiency toilets
These specially designed toilets provide superior flushing performance and efficiency.
Water Efficient Faucets and Showerheads
Why pour your money down the drain? These high performance faucets deliver the water you need without wasting a drop.