Award Winning Design
In the fall of 2010, Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home Builders Association (NSHBA) issued a challenge to Nova Scotian architects and home designers to design an affordable energy efficient home with a minimum energuide rating of 92. Submissions came on from companies all over the province who wanted the opportunity to be a part of this program.
After the submissions were received, a panel of experienced industry professionals with experience in the area of energy efficiency were tasked to review them and choose a winner. Once the careful review process was completed, they awarded the winning submission to Denim Homes Inc from the Annapolis Valley Region. Denim's home was unique as it was a versatile home that can be built on a slab on grade or with a full foundation. This impressed the judges so much they decided to build both options for the Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Homes project.
Once the winning design was decided, another challenge was issued to home builders in the province to submit a proposal to build these homes in a way that was affordable to Nova Scotian homeowners. Again, submissions came in from companies across the province that were interested in building the home.
Denim Home Inc. was again the successful bidder, and won the contract to build the Sackville Home using the slab on grade option. Construction of the home began in early June and the official unveiling was September 30th.
In March of 2012, Denim Homes won the Canadian Home Builder's Association National SAM Award for - 2011 Green Home of the year. This was an incredible honour and we will be continuously working towards more energy efficient building!