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The Home of the Future - London's First Net Zero Home

09/15/2015

(Above) From left to right: Rick Gooyers, Vice President New Homes, Sifton Properties; Richard Sifton, President & CEO, Sifton Properties; His Worship, Mayor Matt Brown, City of London; The Honorable Ed Holder, Conservative Candidate for London West; Irene Mathyssen, NDP Candidate for London-Fanshawe; Andrew Oding, Senior Building Science Associate, Building Knowledge Canada Inc.


The Home of the Future. It’s already here!

London, Ontario, September 15, 2015:  Sifton Properties Limited has unveiled London's first 'Net Zero' home. The model home, located in Warbler Woods at 1896 Sumac Way, London, Ontario (south side of Oxford between Commissioners and Westdel Bourne), has been built to power itself.  Through the use of solar and other leading edge technology, this home will generate 100% of the power it uses over the course of a year.  Through design and technology this home i) maximizes the potential of natural elements such as sun, water and rain, and ii) minimizes the draw on resources needed for everyday life.

The unique features of this home fall into the following categories;

Category

Description

Air

From air quality to air tightness, the home keeps air fresh and temperate throughout every room.

Water

Water is being conserved and used for dual purposes. 

Green

Features that create a healthy and functional home while being gentle on our environment. 

Heating / Cooling

Innovative technologies used to reduce heating and cooling costs.

Lighting

Subtle features that efficiently manage lighting requirements   

Energy Generation

A solar rooftop that uses the sun to generate ALL the energy used in the house.


This spectacular home is just one more example of Sifton’s commitment to building communities that preserve the future through innovation, adaption and conscientious living.  Sifton is leading the way in the construction industry and establishing a new benchmark for future home construction.

About Sifton Properties

Established in London, Ontario in 1923, Sifton Properties is a family-owned land development and property management company that has diversified its operations to include; Neighbourhood Developments, New Home Construction, Residential Rentals, Commercial Properties and Retirement Living.    

For more information, please contact:

Angela Siewert, Marketing Manager
Sifton Properties Limited
Phone:  519-434-1000
Email:  angela.siewert@sifton.com

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