MORE THAN FINISHES
What’s Inside is What Counts
When you buy a new Highstreet home, you’re buying quality.
Quality finishes should mean more than quartz countertops and high-end cabinetry. To Highstreet, Quality Inside™ means everything is engineered to bring you comfort, pride, and no carbon emissions.
You simply can’t compare quality on the surface with Quality Inside™, or you’re just comparing apples with oranges… and mimosas just aren’t the same with apple juice.
- Building Envelope
- Flood Protection
- Water Savings
- Energy-Saving Appliances
- Cleaner Air
- Solar and Lighting
- Electric Car Chargers
QUALITY FINISHES INSIDE AND OUT
Building a Carbon-Free Home™ means we invest in insulation, windows, and preventing air leaks in the building envelope. We go above and beyond in insulation, building well above building code minimum. For example, while most builders achieve the minimum insulation value of R-40, your roof will have a value of R-60. The windows you’ll own are triple pane windows, which offer better sound protection when there’s noise outside your window.
STAY COMFORTABLE, FEEL GOOD
Airtightness is important in keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. The exterior walls are sealed with special tape and an exterior airtight layer, using a lot of attention to detail. All these efforts mean your air change rate is less than one per hour, whereas there is no requirement for building code minimum condos. All of this means it takes less energy to heat and cool your home. Way less. Up to 75% less than a building code minimum building. Ask the other guys how much they invest in the building envelope.
WATER, WATER, NOT EVERYWHERE
Your new home is equipped with a flood detection system to avoid floods in your building that automatically shuts the water off to your home when it detects a leak. Floods are a big problem in condos, and you can be confident that Highstreet invests hundreds of thousands per community to help protect your home.
GO WITH THE FLOW
We install low-flow water fixtures in your home to reduce overall water consumption… but don’t worry, this won’t affect the precious water pressure that we all want! What that means to you as a Highstreet homeowner is that you get all of those sweet water savings.
WHERE EFFICIENCY AND SAVINGS MEET
Sure, the kitchen appliances are stainless steel. Did you know they are also energy-efficient and Energy Star? For example, our typical dryer and dishwasher each use 20% less energy than average. You get the idea. They look nice and cost you less to run. These are potential savings that are passed directly onto you.
BREATHE EASY INDOORS
We approach sustainable building holistically, which means we also focus on ventilation and air quality. For those with allergies, benefits can be significant. An air-tight home reduces drafts, cold spots, and temperature changes from room to room. A well-ventilated home removes allergens. That means you’ll have healthier air to breathe and less dust to clean.
THE POWER OF A SUNNY DAY
Solar and Lighting
We blanket the roof of our buildings with solar panels and cover the common area utilities of the buildings on an annual basis with solar. Additionally, all our interior and exterior common-area lighting is LED and has been for years. We even have LED in the parkade. In addition, you’ll have sensors in place to turn lighting on when needed in the common areas. All of this investment by Highstreet provides clean, locally-produced power, and will reduce your strata fees.
Electric Car Chargers
Electric cars are the future of driving, and we’re here for that. We want to support the energy-conscious driver with the ability to charge their vehicle at home. That’s why our communities feature Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in the parkades. It’s just one more piece of future-proofing our homes.