Welcome to our new member, Honey Harbour Barging.
A small business doing great things on Georgian Bay!
Recently, Honey Harbour Barging helped to build Canada’s first all-in-one energy star, solar ready, net-zero ready LEED Platinum Passive house.
Honey Harbour Barging is a Charter member of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve! This means that they recognize they operate in a unique place in the world and they pledge to support the values of our organization which works to build a healthy economy, protect the environment and create vibrant communities.
Below is a table that lists the features and benefits of the home:
|Passive Solar Design||Reduced active heating load by harnessing solar gains Natural day light harvesting reduces active lighting loads|
|Increased Insulation||Reduced heating and cooling loads No moving parts No maintenance required|
|Increased Air Tightness||Reduced heating and cooling loads|
|Energy Star Triple Pane Fiberglass Windows||Reduced heating and cooling load Increased durability Decreased thermal bridging vs steel or aluminum Lowered environmental impact vs vinyl, steel or aluminum Narrower frames allow for higher glass to frame ratio|
|Energy Star Lighting, Fixtures and Ceiling Fans||Increased energy efficiency Increased durability|
|Energy Star Appliances||Increased energy efficiency Increased durability|
|Drain Water Heat Recovery||Reduces water heating loads|
|Grey Water Recycling||Reduces annual water consumption by 30 %|
|Rainwater Harvesting||Conserves potable water consumption when used for indoor or outdoor purposes|
|Solar Ready||Built-in conduits and roof design allow for the installation of solar panels to be performed with ease|
|Ventilation||Reduced heating & cooling loads Improved indoor air quality Improved health & safety of building occupants Improved moisture, odour and contaminant control|
|Ground Loop||Reduces heating & cooling loads Pre-conditions supply air to ventilation system|
|All-Off-Switches||Allows multiple electrical sockets in multiple locations to be switched off to help reduce power loss due to “phantom loads” when devices are not in use|
|Integrated Energy Monitoring System||Allows the occupants to track energy usage and assist with identifying and lowering household energy demands|
|Construction Waste Management||Increased recycling of items typically sent to landfill sites,including paper & cardboard products, glass& plastic containers as well as e-waste.Increased re-use of items typically sent to landfill sites Introduction of composting to the construction site Drastic diversion of waste from landfill sites Drastic overall waste reduction Promotes awareness of waste management alternatives|
|Local sourcing of materials and labour||Promotes local economy Reduces embodied energy Lowers negative impacts on the environment Promotes local inclusiveness|
|Site Harvested Oak Flooring and Window Sills||Added value Local sourcing Use of reclaimed materials within building Waste reduction|
|Site Harvested Basswood Trim||Added value Local sourcing Use of reclaimed materials within building Waste Reduction|