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    • Energy Efficiency in Eagle Bay

      May 25, 2019

      Copper Island Fine Homes is the only Shuswap builder that is certified in all aspects of building green and energy efficient homes, and we’re bringing all of our hard-won expertise to the job as we continue construction of this stunning lakefront home in Eagle Bay.

      Our clients, who are Canadians currently living in Qatar, wanted to ensure their home incorporated the maximum number of energy efficient features into their dream home. High efficiency windows, geothermal heating with steam humidification and heat recovery ventilation, and solar panels are just a few of the features that will yield dividends for our clients for years to come.

      We’re making excellent progress on the project. The house has now been completed to lock-up stage, allowing for completion of rough-ins for HVAC and plumbing. We’re also nearing completion of electrical and security system rough-ins. Rough-ins have also been completed for the home’s extensive automation features. All of this is allowing us to move forward into the insulation phase, which will be closely followed by drywall.

      Outside, septic tanks have been installed and backfilled, and we’re preparing to move forward with rock retaining walls and other landscaping.

      “This is an exciting project for all of us,” says Greg Vistisen, Copper Island Fine Homes CEO. “Obviously, it’s hugely exciting for our clients, who are incredibly well-informed about energy efficiency. But it’s also a superb project for all of us here at Copper Island Fine Homes, including our staff and all of the various sub-trades who work with us. More and more, we find ourselves building for clients who demand various energy efficiency and automation features, but it’s not often when we all get to build a home that makes such extensive use of all the very latest technologies. That’s why this job-site is such a pleasure to visit—everyone working here gets a great opportunity to bring so many aspects of their green building training to the fore.”

      The home is scheduled for completion in early fall.