By Angela Gemmill

Five Home builders in Greater Sudbury are testing out the market for energy efficient technology incorporated into new construction.

They’re part of the Technology Adoption Pilot (TAP) project by EnerQuality Corporation, to try out ‘next generation’ products in one or two of their homes being built.

EnerQuality President Corey McBurney says this opens the door to all builders constructing their homes with these technologies and keeping the momentum underway for greener, more efficient homes being built everyday.

He says these nine pilot homes (Discovery Homes) are built to higher standards than the legal Ontario Building Code standard.

These pilot homes include technologies like triple-glazed windows, tank-less water heaters, heat recovery ventilators, infloor heating, drain water recovery units, and are solar ready.

One of the Discovery homes, by Monkhouse Homes was on display to the media this morning on Bayside Crescent in Minnow Lake.

McBurney says these participating builders which he calls ‘industry leaders’ will go forward and hopefully include these technologies in their other homes and ultimately 100% of the homes in the future will feature these efficiencies.

The new energy efficient technologies are meant to provide long-term cost savings for the new homeowers.

(Phil Monkhouse of Monkhouse Homes explaining one of the energy efficient features of the Discovery Home on Bayside Crescent in Minnow Lake)

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