Sustainability the new ‘it’ factor in modern, luxury housing in the Greater Toronto Area

TORONTO, OP, November 25, 2022 /CNW/ – What defines a well-appointed, modern, luxury home? It goes beyond spacious, well-designed and elegant interiors. It’s more than custom finishes and attention to fine detail. And that takes more than a coveted address. It goes beyond “wired” or “smart” technology, integrated security, sound, lighting and entertainment systems or other trendy app-enabled options. It’s more than custom recreational features like infinity pools, recording studios, theaters, ice rinks and basketball courts.

The definition of a modern, luxury home is evolving. Today’s smarter high-end homeowners and buyers are influenced and inspired by the world around them. That’s why their wish lists contain a few, newer must-haves. They still want all the tony elements that are always sought after, but they also want to do better than previous generations. They want modern, luxurious homes that are future-proof and more sustainable, while at the same time appealing to traditional forms with advanced function. In the same vein as ‘it’ brands like Tesla defy convention, the most progressive are also the most impressive – designed for the future in a way that considers the planet, particularly from a systems and operations perspective. Importantly, these modern, luxury homes have a smaller operating footprint while maximizing sophistication and lifestyle. They also integrate additional sustainable solutions, with passive or active functions that contribute to the health and well-being of residents.

Introduce: 33 Blyth Hill Rd.

33 Blyth Hill borders one of the city’s most beautiful green spaces. With nearly 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space, the attention to detail regarding its carbon footprint is unparalleled among today’s luxury homes.

Sustainability features: Geothermal heating and cooling
Air purification including HEPA filter
Reverse osmosis drinking water system throughout the house
LED-lighting; Extensive natural light

savings: Energy savings ~ 30% on heating/cooling costs

Quick Facts:

  • Home heating is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in homes Canada.
  • Geothermal technology can now be found in five percent of new condominiums in the province, an increase of more than 100 percent in the past five years. *
  • The Ontario Geothermal Association reports rapid adoption of GeoExchange systems for high-rise residential, commercial/campus applications, and more recently for single-family homes. *
  • Some of the nation’s most recognized builders and developers, including Mattamy Homes, Minto Communities, Tridel Corporation and a variety of smaller developers, are turning to geothermal grids to heat and cool their new housing developments.
  • The Canada Greener Homes Grant also provides a great boost to retrofit/replace existing fossil fuel furnaces in existing single family homes.
  • Noting all this, there is a lot of room for growth for the geothermal industry in Ontario/Canada, as policymakers perceive the technology will play a vital role in helping solve some of the challenges of large-scale electrification. *
  • Buyers are shifting to net-zero technologies, recognizing that “the cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use”.

Interview Opportunity: Barry Cohen, luxury broker/realtor, Cohen houses and estates

Property photos and feature sheet available.

SOURCE RE/MAX Realtron Barry Cohen Homes Inc.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact: Barry Cohen, Luxury Realtor/Broker, RE/MAX Realtron Barry Cohen Homes Inc., Brokerage, 416.223.1818, *Ontario Geothermal Association

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