Jayman BUILT leads the way as first homebuilder in Alberta to include solar panel system on every home
All Jayman BUILT single-family homes to include more than $15,600 of sustainable upgrades, including solar panels standard
On January 22, 2019, Jayman BUILT unveiled its 2019 Core Performance package, making the Alberta-based homebuilder the first in the province to have a solar panel package standard on every 2019 single-family home. This initiative is a testament to Jayman’s continued leadership in the home building industry in Alberta while saving consumer dollars and increasing resale home values.
Built Green Canada offers a number of points related to solar through the Energy & Envelope section of the home certification programs. Program points can be earned for solar-ready design, for installing an active solar hot water heating system or a photovoltaic electrical generation system like Jayman has done. Further to this, in the programs’ Business Practices section, projects may earn points for using green energy (such as solar) during the construction of the home and/or in the builder’s office and show homes—and more.
Jayman’s new 2019 Core Performance package offers:
- Six-panel solar package in new homes at no extra cost;
- Navien-brand tankless water heater;
- High efficiency furnace;
- Heat Recovery Ventilation system, which purifies the air in the home every three hours;
- LED lighting;
- Triple pane windows;
- R-50 attic insulation and R-20 basement insulation;
- Exterior foundation wrap.
Jayman is leading the industry with its sustainability practices: 75 per cent of raw materials in a Jayman home are locally sourced, more than 37,000 metric tonnes of waste materials from a Jayman home have been recycled and low flow fixtures have saved more than three billion litres of water since 2002.
Solar panels have been proven to increase overall resale value of your home, as well as prevent up to 1.2 metric tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year. All Jayman BUILT homes use 31 per cent less energy than the average home and are 20 per cent better than building code. Homeowners can see savings of more than $800 annually based on these energy efficient standard inclusions. Every single-family home includes $15,600 in energy efficient upgrades at no additional cost to the customer.
“The decision to make our homes more sustainable was not only to add value to our customers, but to show environmental leadership in our industry. It is every individual and corporation’s responsibility to take steps towards a more sustainable future,” said Jay Westman, chairman and CEO, Jayman BUILT.
“We have been leading the industry in new home construction and are proud to step-up and lead the way in sustainable practices. We have raised the bar, yet again with our complete solar panel package on every new 2019 single family home.”
In addition, Jayman is also introducing the Gold Key Service, Home Maintenance for Life program to its valued customers, knowing that not all home owners have the time or feel knowledgeable enough to complete home maintenance tasks. Annually, as part of this new service, a Jayman representative completes a 128-point inspection of the customer’s home, maintaining the various components. This service offering also includes 24-hour emergency dispatch and is available to consumers for the first year for $375, providing home owners with the peace of mind now and for years to come.
For more information on Jayman BUILT homes and the communities they support, visit www.jayman.com.