Explore Net Zero living at 2022 SRHBA Parade of Homes

Visit the 2022 SRHBA Parade of Homes and learn how Net Zero adds up to a better living experience. Have fun while you explore the parade homes and enter to win great prizes!

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The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA) has opened the doors to its member showcase event of the year: the 2022 Parade of Homes.

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Now through October 16, the public has the opportunity to tour and explore 19 incredible model homes, designed and constructed by 12 of the association’s Certified Professional Home Builders (CPHB). Participating builders include BelleMaison Development Corporation, Boychuk Homes, Edgewater Development, Ehrenburg Homes, Hometown Homes, Lexis Homes, North Prairie Developments, North Ridge Development Corporation, Pacesetter Homes Saskatchewan, Selkirk Developments, Westbow Construction Group and Warman Homes.

The 2022 Parade of Homes, presented by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association, is comprised of 19 model homes, designed and constructed by 12 Certified Professional Home Builders in eight different neighbourhoods. Pacesetter Homes Saskatchewan has two show homes in the parade, including this stylish two-storey located at 1026 Childers Court in Kensington. SUPPLIED
The 2022 Parade of Homes, presented by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association, is comprised of 19 model homes, designed and constructed by 12 Certified Professional Home Builders in eight different neighbourhoods. Pacesetter Homes Saskatchewan has two show homes in the parade, including this stylish two-storey located at 1026 Childers Court in Kensington. SUPPLIED

The parade extends through seven different neighbourhoods in Saskatoon, including Aspen Ridge, Rosewood, Brighton, Evergreen, Kensington, The Meadows at Rosewood and Nutana, as well as Lake Vista in Martensville.

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As the recently appointed CEO of the SRHBA, Nicole Burgess is excited to share details about the 2022 Parade of Homes. “It’s an opportunity to feature our association’s Certified Professional Home Builders. This program is the only professional certification for home builders and is based on the national education benchmarks for builders as established by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.”

To achieve certification, builders must complete 10 industry-focused courses and safety training, as well as offer third party new home warranty by an approved provider. “CPHB certification really provides home buyers with the confidence that they are working with a builder who holds to the highest quality and standards, and that one of the biggest investments they’ll make during their lifetime is protected through that warranty,” says Burgess.

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This year’s Parade of Homes features a diverse range of innovative housing designs, including trend-setting single-family and multi-family properties.

North Ridge Development Corporation has unveiled a new show home at The Pines, its nationally-recognized Net Zero bungalow-style townhome project. The townhome’s net-metering solar panels produce enough clean energy to operate the home. Photo: Jeannie Armstrong
North Ridge Development Corporation has unveiled a new show home at The Pines, its nationally-recognized Net Zero bungalow-style townhome project. The townhome’s net-metering solar panels produce enough clean energy to operate the home. Photo: Jeannie Armstrong Photo by Jeannie Armstrong /Saskatoon StarPhoenix

In the parade spotlight are two Net Zero homes, representing the future of residential construction in Canada. The builders leading the way in this year’s parade are North Ridge Development Corporation, with a Net Zero townhome located at 88-103 Pohorecky Crescent in Evergreen, and Selkirk Developments, with a single-family Net Zero home located at 108 Forsey Avenue in Aspen Ridge.

Burgess explains that a Net Zero house produces as much clean energy as it consumes, and is 80 per cent more energy efficient than a home built to conventional standards, adding up to a better living experience. A Net Zero Ready home is built to these same energy efficiency requirements, and is ready for future installation of a solar panel renewable energy system.

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“With rising prices, energy efficiency is definitely an important consideration when people are exploring housing options. The Parade is an opportunity for people to explore Net Zero homes, and also learn about the different options that are available to make their existing homes more energy efficient or bring them to Net Zero Ready,” says Burgess. “There are a lot of great incentives and programs available to help home owners achieve this.”

Whether you’re shopping for a new home or looking for ways to refresh your existing home, the 2022 SRHBA Parade of Homes is sure to inspire. Westbow Construction Group’s parade home at 908 Feheregyhazi Blvd. is totally on trend. SUPPLIED
Whether you’re shopping for a new home or looking for ways to refresh your existing home, the 2022 SRHBA Parade of Homes is sure to inspire. Westbow Construction Group’s parade home at 908 Feheregyhazi Blvd. is totally on trend. SUPPLIED

All of the Parade homes are sure to inspire, whether you’re considering the move to a brand new home or looking for ways to refresh your existing home. “Visiting the Parade of Homes is a great way to see what the latest trends are in home design and décor, and to get some inspiration for your next home improvement project. Each of the homes are beautifully staged, furnished and decorated,” says Burgess.

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“It’s also an opportunity to see the exciting features and amenities in the new neighbourhoods featured on the parade route, and imagine your family living in these communities,” says Burgess.

Part of the fun of visiting the SRHBA Parade of Homes is the chance to win great prizes. This year, parade goers are invited to enter to win weekly prizes by completing the online survey at each show home. Share your thoughts and you’ll be entered to win. Prizes will be awarded each week during the four-week Parade of Homes.

The SRHBA Parade is on now through October 16. The parade homes are open for viewing Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For a complete list of parade home locations, as well as a convenient map, visit paradeofhomesonline.ca. Follow @paradeyxe on Instagram for Parade of Homes updates and contest information.

This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association.

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