Howland Green is committed to building zero-energy homes – buildings that are so efficient they produce more energy than they consume. Howland Green’s innovative building features include enhanced insulated concrete, high-efficiency dual-level LED lighting systems, and geothermal heating and cooling. Net-Zero Energy buildings are also important in reducing the carbon footprint of buildings.
Howland Green has committed to plant 100,000 trees through the Howland Green Tree Fund. As part of the Net Positive commitment, the fund supports large scale tree plantings for each project the company completes. Dave de Sylva, President and Founder of Howland Green Homes, says, “The Howland Green Tree Fund reflects our passion for bringing real engagement of known technology to deal with ever increasing global climate issues.” Through tree planting, Howland Green is reducing its carbon footprint while also enhancing Ontario’s natural ecosystems and ensuring the ongoing sequestration of carbon for decades to come.
Howland Green has been working to ensure their buildings get to zero net energy. The company uses green architectural designs such as thicker insulation in their walls and roofs, motion sensors controlling all parking and hallway lighting, rooftop solar panels, low-flow toilets and showers, and high-efficiency appliances.