Odessa Receives 2018 Energy Star Award

Monday August 6, 2018

Odessa prides itself as a builder committed to craftsmanship, quality, and environmental stewardship. They have recently been recognized for demonstrating excellence and best practices in the ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH) program by building high performing ENERGY STAR certified homes within the Fraser Valley region. Click here to read more about their noteworthy activities and accomplishments.

Odessa making a difference in one community by providing better-built homes for families.

Harrison Highlands, a community in Agassiz currently under construction by Odessa Group, is drawing attention for the homes’ ENERGY STAR® certification, as well as being an affordable investment for homeowners seeking a unique lifestyle experience.

A typical new home in Metro Vancouver has air leakage rates of five to six times per hour. Nathan Stone, co-founder of Odessa Group, is building homes with half that — or 2.5 air changes per hour — thus meeting stringent energy efficiency standards, but at minimal extra cost to the homeowners.

Achieving ENERGY STAR standards required bringing a certified energy advisor on board, to ensure the builder was supported appropriately throughout the construction process. “Our advisor helped us assess design plans and made cost-efficient recommendations on how to achieve our performance goals,” Stone said.