Increased comfort, substantial energy savings, and healthier indoor air are some of the many advantages to buying a new home that is Novoclimat®-certified.
Novoclimat® currently requires insulation that is higher than the industry standard. A high performance insulation applied in a continuous-pour process, from the basement to the attic, better protects the structure against cold and provides higher energy performance to your home at a lower cost.
The walls and the roof are built using new, high performance techniques. In addition to eliminating unpleasant drafts, these techniques prevent moisture and humidity from entering the walls and damaging your home, which becomes more comfortable and easier to heat.
The Novoclimat® program only installs units whose performance has been verified by laboratory testing. These ventilation systems eject surplus moisture, odours and contaminants directly outside.
Whether your home is heated by electricity, natural gas, fuel oil or propane, Novoclimat® encourages the installation of efficient heating appliances that offer maximum comfort. Only high performance equipment is accepted.
Novoclimat® only uses doors and windows with high energy performance ratings. More efficient and airtight, they are manufactured according to the latest standards.
Only specially trained builders and installers are granted Novoclimat certification.
All turnkey homes that receive complete certification are systematically inspected to ensure they comply with Novoclimat® requirements. Inspections are free of charge and carried out by an independent specialist who is mandated by the ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune.
The blower door test confirms the quality of your home’s air tightness against air infiltrations and its energy performance. This test is performed before the gypsum panels are installed.
After all the work has been carried out, the advisor/evaluator conducts a complete visual inspection of the home, checks the air flow rates and calibrates the ventilation system.