- Windows: the home features high-performance ENERGY STAR® rated windows with an overall U-value of 0.29. That's better performance than what's specified in the B.C. building code.
- Heating: heating is done by a heat pump with variable refrigerant flow technology, which controls the interior temperature of the home more precisely. This helps avoid wear and tear on the heating system caused by multiple on/off cycles.
- Air quality: a heat recovery core warms fresh, cold air coming in from outside, creating a constant supply of fresh air and a more comfortable home.
- Appliances: ENERGY STAR major appliances, including the clothes washer, dishwasher, and a truly modern electric stove.
Ecolighten's presentation is available for viewing here: 2014 PNE Prize Home - Builder Workshop.