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NET ZERO – THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN BUILDING STANDARDS


Imagine not having to pay for electricity or heating! This is a possibility with a Net Zero home, but it all starts with how your house is built and following Net Zero standards. Here at Royal Homes, we are proud to offer the option of Net Zero homes, we like to think ahead to save you in the long run.

Net Zero homes produce as much clean energy as they consume, have superior air quality standards, and save their owners an estimated $2,500/year on electrical and heating costs. Not to mention the great impact they make on the environment.

Canadians are some of the largest polluters in the world. The average Canadian produces 14 tonnes of carbon emissions per year, with an average of 3.05 tonnes of carbon coming from their home alone, whereas a Net Zero home produces zero. You’ll sleep well at night knowing you are doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment for future generations to enjoy!

The goal for Canada’s Net Zero program is that all new houses being built are to be constructed to Net Zero standards by 2030, but why wait when you can have a Net Zero home built right now?

Some of the benefits you will see in a Net Zero home are:

Greater comfort: strategic placement of the building, windows and overhangs, and increasing the airtightness of the building makes a Net Zero home far less drafty, a lot quieter and less prone to uncomfortable temperature swings.


Healthier indoor air quality: Rather than relying on a leaky building envelope that allows contaminants, uncontrolled moisture, and unconditioned air into the living space, an airtight Net Zero home uses a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) to provide fresh air without wasting energy.


Resilience: Balanced ventilation also provides a degree of protection in the event of wildfires or other events that introduce outdoor contaminants.


Energy savings: Smart design with energy as an early consideration means less energy is used to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.


Higher resale and rental value: Net Zero houses command a premium for not only their comfort and energy savings but also for their durability.

Smaller ecological footprint: Fewer greenhouse gas emissions and reduced energy use are clear benefits. A more thoughtful design can also result in fewer resources used in the construction of your Net Zero home.

Talk to one of our design specialists today, and find out more about our Net Zero homes!
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  • FAQ

    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.