Builder’s energy plan goes green

Homebuyers have for years been hearing about the “green” benefits of using geothermal energy to heat and cool a residence, but ask most home builders in Canada’s risk-averse housing sector if they plan to embrace the technology and the excuses start flying.

Geothermal systems and other technologies aimed at improving a home’s energy efficiency are too expensive and complex to install, they argue. This has left most projects over the past decade in the hands of architects, custom-home builders and principled homeowners looking to do their own retrofits.

Now, one of the largest home builders in southern Ontario is breaking from the pack. Reid’s Heritage Homes has unveiled plans to build the province’s first residential community to be heated and cooled entirely with geothermal energy.

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