Energy Efficiency

Innovative technologies + smart building techniques = a highly energy-efficient home.

Net Zero Homes: By 2032, all new homes in British Columbia will need to be Net Zero energy-ready. We are early adopters in building forward-thinking homes that will allow our clients, as well as future generations, to enjoy sustainable living.

A Net Zero home produces as much energy as it consumes, which means it is built to be extremely energy efficient and airtight. High-performance windows, extra insulation, and a heat recovery ventilation system are all part of the picture, as well as a renewable energy source like wind or solar.

Net Zero-Ready Homes

Make your new home Net Zero-ready.

A Net Zero-ready home is wired for a renewable energy source, but the source hasn’t yet been installed.

Your home will be up to 80% more efficient than a typical new build. Savings over time will offset build costs, plus if you ever decide to sell your home in the future, this will be a significant selling advantage and feature.

We can guide you through the renovation or custom build process to make your home more efficient, healthy and comfortable by using energy-efficient products.

Passive House

An international standard for energy efficiency.

A Passive House is similar to a Net Zero house, but there are more standards to be met if you want to achieve the official Passive House certification.

Griffith Homes built the first certified Passive House in Comox, which was completed in 2020 and won several Vancouver Island Building Excellence Awards in 2021, including:

  • Best Single-Family Home under 3,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Golden Blower Door Award, which recognizes the most airtight home.