Learn more about what makes an Urbandale home an investment your family can enjoy for generations to come.
Our experience, expertise and integrity shines in every aspect of the home building process. As a qualified Net Zero builder, we utilize state-of-the-art building practices that are the result of thorough research. We consider the house as a system to ensure all the components of the home are integrated and optimized for comfort and durability. We achieve these amazing results through the use of quality materials, high performance equipment and meticulous attention to detail during construction. An Urbandale home takes care of you and your household’s well-being. Comfort for your lifetime.
Urbandale is paving the way to create resilient, comfortable, and low carbon communities in the Capital region. Net Zero Ready is Urbandale’s new standard in all single family homes. These homes will be optimized with technology that ensures:
Every Net Zero Ready home undergoes third party modeling & verification by a certified Energy Consultant from Homesol Building Solutions. Once the blower door test has been done & the verification is complete, the home is given an EnerGuide rating. Visit the NRCan website for information.
To take energy efficiency to new heights and to offset energy costs further, you can upgrade your home during the design phase to full Net Zero with state-of-the-art low profile solar panels installed on the rooftop. These panels provide renewable, low-carbon energy by generating electricity from the sun. After you purchase your home, Urbandale Design Centre consultants can provide more information on our Net Zero upgrade partnership with EXECON Roofing & Solar.
Urbandale Singles & Bungalows are also R-2000 Certified. Urbandale Construction designs the home as a system to ensure all components are integrated and optimized for comfort and durability. It’s what goes into the construction of an Urbandale R-2000 Home that sets it apart from other homes.
Home Energy Monitoring System
Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Low Flow Fixtures
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
ENERGYSTAR® Certified Windows
Low VOC Material
Electronic Air Filter
Drain Water Heat Recovery Piping
Be empowered to take control of your home energy consumption. See how individual appliances affect your energy bills, and receive practical and mindful recommendations on how to reduce costs and shift usage patterns. View data from where it’s convenient for you; a smartphone friendly app will let you take control into the palm of your hand.
Experience the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge of how your household is using energy.
Regularly review and audit your usage – and shift as required!
Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are a type of HRV that controls and recovers moisture.
Home environment & moisture level feels more comfortable & uses less energy.
Reduces load on your home’s heating and cooling system.
Working like an air conditioner on warm days, the pump will extract heat from inside the home and transfer it outdoors. On cold days, the pump will flow heat energy into the home from the outside.
Primary way to heat & cool your home.
Furnace will provide supplemental heat in ultra cold weather
Our showerheads, faucets, and toilets have a lower flow rate of water than conventional fixtures.
High efficiency does not equal low pressure. You will enjoy the regular ample water pressure you’ve become accustomed to from standard fixtures.
Low flow fixtures use less water and energy than standard fixtures.
This ultra efficient and unique system uses heat from ambient air, which is drawn into the appliance to heat water.
Quick recovery during high use times & no rental fee
Uses ambient air as primary energy source to heat water
These triple-glass windows feature two gas-filled chambers for extra insulation from noise and reduced energy loss.
Superior noise reduction.
Less energy loss than standard windows.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a common pollutant found in building material. Urbandale uses Low VOC material to ensure the wellbeing of your household.
Improved indoor air quality throughout your home.
Keeps potentially harmful compounds and pollutants out of the air.
Captures bacteria, viruses, mold and other harmful particles to keep your home’s air fresh and filtered at all times.
Breathe easy and never worry about replacing a disposable filter.
Highly efficient and protects other appliances/heating & cooling equipment.
Bright, efficient, and longer-lasting lighting for your home.
Replace your bulbs less often than traditional lighting sources, and have been proven to be comfortable for your eyes.
With little to no heat emission and a longer life, LED ensures higher efficiency and less energy loss than standard bulbs.
Rest assured that the fresh air in your home is maintained by Urbandale’s superior and third-party verified air tightness.
An airtight home with controlled airﬂow reduces heat loss and sound transmission, maintaining a constant and comfortable temperature to your liking.
Reduce energy loss and increase the efficiency of all your household’s appliances and mechanical systems.
This piping recycles heated waste water to increase your home’s efficiency even further.
Long-lasting and zero maintenance – simple and reliable.
Reduce your consumption of hot water and increase the efficiency of your hot water heating system.
Urbandale is leading the industry by building our townhomes to the ENERGY STAR® Standard.
The ENERGY STAR® initiative is administered by Natural Resources Canada to promote homes that are at least 20% more energy efficient than a house built to code. We achieve our high levels of energy efficiency through attention to detail during the construction process, and by specifying the highest quality equipment and materials. We also require additional inspections throughout the building process to ensure each home is built to the highest standards. An Urbandale ENERGY STAR® Townhome will:
One thing that everyone wants in a home is more usable space. All too often basements remain cold and unpleasant, suitable only for storage. Our systems approach to homes includes the basement – an often overlooked part of a new home. We put insulation below the concrete slab so it’s warmer to walk on and our exclusive Proud Foundation was designed with exterior foundation insulation and a waterproof elastomeric coating on the outside of the insultation to reduce the chance of foundation cracks or moisture issues due to condensation. This approach makes basements more comfortable and easier to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature. We believe a basement shouldn’t just be the space underneath your home, it should be more of your home.