Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (9,600+ Clients)

No limits…we can build to any performance standards in the World

OakWood’s High Performance Solutions enable you to choose optional products and materials in four fast changing areas: Energy Efficiency, Smart Technology, Healthy Living, and Eco-Friendly. Maybe you want to eliminate your Hydro bills? Or live in an ultra-green hypoallergenic home? Or take advantage of IoT to simplify your life?

Whatever your priorities, with OakWood’s High Performance Solutions, you get a Design & Build solution that balances aesthetics with functionality. Your energy bills go down. You enjoy a healthier environment. Technology solutions work as promised. And your home or building resale value potentially soars.

State-of-the-art options

For energy efficiency, automation, healthy living, and going green

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Choose materials and products from four areas of innovation depending on your vision and priorities
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All products have been thoroughly tested and validated by OakWood
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Optional Material Selection Service through the OakWood Design Centre
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Installed right by specialized OakWood Trade Professionals to ensure full compliance with Manufacturer warranties

Doing the right thing

For your lifestyle, your home or building resale value, and the planet

High Performance - Let's push the envelope together

Let’s push the envelope…together!

OakWood’s minimum standards meet or exceed the Ontario Building Code for any residential or commercial project. We’re a certified Net Zero home builder. And we’ve built the OakWood Design Centre to LEED Platinum standards as a showcase for what’s possible. 

That means we understand what it takes to design and build to the industry’s highest performance metrics. We freely share that knowledge and can help you push the envelope and build to any standards that are important to you.

Validated and tested by OakWood’s pros

The rate and pace of technological change in the construction industry is daunting. Even if you have time to do your own homework, you may not have the technical knowledge to really assess these complex products. Nor can you expect your local handyman or smaller contractor to do the research far less install them correctly. 

That’s why OakWood continuously tests and validates new “high performance” solutions. That saves you hours of research while also ensuring that any products you do choose during the Material Selection stage are guaranteed to deliver the benefits promised by manufacturers. 

You can see many of these solutions on display or used on the OakWood Design Centre. Schedule a tour and see for yourself what exciting performance pushing options are available today.

High Performance - Validated and tested by OakWood's pros

Energy Efficiency

Stop paying a fortune on Hydro…lower your carbon footprint

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Sunguard Low E Glass:

exceeds the performance of low-E glass, offers unprecedented solar control and helps earn LEED points.

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BASF Green Walltite eco spray:

the first closed-cell spray polyurethane insulation to obtain the Ecologo. Created to be consistent with the highest standards of sustainable development. Criterion include aggressive rates of recycled content and the promotion of products that conserve resources.

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MaxPower solar panels from Canada Solar:

high quality, high energy panels with 72 solar cells per panel. Panels come with a 25-year, insurance backed warranty.

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Fronius Symo:

a compact, three phase inverter that comes with integrated wireless monitoring and is one of the most efficient and streamlined inverters on the market.

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Tesla Powerwall 2:

a 264-pound lithium-ion battery that you can mount on your wall. A single Powerwall unit stores 14kWh of energy. You can link up to 10 batteries side by side to increase storage.

OakWood can provide many recommendations for reducing energy all the way to a net-zero home which can produce at least as much energy as it uses.

Techniques and solutions include:

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Improving the building envelope to ensure a high R-value

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Solar panels, potentially generating more electricity than your home or building uses

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Geothermal to save up to 70% in heating mode and up to 50% in cooling mode

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Lighting solutions that eliminate incandescent bulbs

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Tankless water heaters

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Energy Star™ appliances that use 20% to 70% less energy

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Cool roofs that use reflective materials

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And many others

Smart Technology

Take advantage of automation and IoT to simplify your life

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Smartcool:

this device looks like a thermostat but acts like a commercial HVAC control device that modulates the condenser on your A/C - this enables approx. 20-45% savings on cooling.

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Eaton Home Controller:

a new product launched in October 2017; allows homeowner to download app and use any wi-fi compatible device to be operated from their mobile device and verbal commands through the mobile device as well.

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Cooper Lighting (Eaton):

Wi-Fi light switches and smart outlets that can be tied to home automation systems.

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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Lock:

lockset with Wi-Fi capability, integral audio alarm, punch pad entry and remote access/control from a mobile device.

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Eaton Surge Protection:

a comprehensive line of devices that help reduce costly downtime and protect sensitive electronic equipment

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Tesla Powerwall 2:

a 264-pound lithium-ion battery that you can mount on your wall. A single Powerwall unit stores 14kWh of energy. You can link up to 10 batteries side by side to increase storage.

Whether you call it the Smart Home, the Connected Home, or simply IoT, OakWood’s High Performance solutions enable you to take advantage of more options for gaining greater control over your home and automating more things – from home theatre systems and remote-control switches to smart door locks and security cameras.

We can provide a broad range of technology enabled solutions including:

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Home (solar powered) batteries

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Surge protection

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Smart locks

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Smart lights

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Smart home control systems

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Smart plugs and switches

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Smart smoke alarms

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Digital assistants

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Smart kitchen appliances

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Security cameras and home monitoring solutions

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Smart water/lead detection

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Smart doorbell cameras

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And many others

Healthy Homes & Buildings

Promote health and well-being with allergen and toxin-free living or work environment

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Lauzon PuRe Genius Smart Flooring:

VOC and formaldehyde free with a light activated, air purifying agent made of titanium dioxide, which is integrated into Lauzon's Titanium floor finish

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BASF Green Walltite eco spray

created to be consistent with the highest standards of sustainable development

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BASF HP + Wall System:

a proprietary wall system from BASF that provides exterior insulation that encapsulates carbon content (reduced carbon footprint) and uses Walltite Eco for a R28+ wall within a 2x6 wall system (XR Series is best suited for Canada)

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AeroBarrier and AeroSeal:

this new "mist" spray technology is used in your ductwork (AeroSeal) for increased efficiency and healthier indoor air quality; OR it is sprayed throughout the entire home pre-drywall (AeroBarrier) to help seal a home for lower ACH and improved efficiency) - this is a new high-tech, innovative product that is GreenGuard Gold Certified, meaning it meets the stricter certification requirements for use in schools and healthcare facilities.

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Napoleon Hybrid Dual High Performance Furnace

(100% made in Canada) - extremely clean burning wood furnace with an efficiency rating of 88.6% and emissions of 3.4 grams per hour.

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Field Controls Healthy Home Trio UV & Furnace Filtration Unit Indoor Air Quality (IAQ):

a 3 in 1 package that keeps the air in your home fresh, clean, and pure.

More homeowners and employees are becoming aware of and concerned about the materials used in the place they live or work. Placing an emphasis on a healthy living or work environment means incorporating healthy design elements, non-toxic building materials, and embracing proper construction and ventilation methods.

OakWood can recommend design elements and non-toxic materials to eliminate irritants and ensure a healthy living environment. 

We can provide a broad range of solutions including:

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Using materials that emit no toxic gasses and are mold resistant

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Staying away from carpets in favor of hardwood floors, eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are often found in paint products

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Biobased insulation options like soy based and cotton-based insulation – avoiding spray foam and fiberglass

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Incorporating passive solar and quiet, energy-efficient hydronic (radiant) heating systems

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Heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and energy recovery ventilator (ERV) to deliver fresh air to your home or building

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Following the Canada Green Building Council’s guidelines for the design and build of healthier buildings

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And many other solutions

Eco-Friendly

We can design and build as Green as you want

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Napoleon Hybrid Dual High Performance Furnace:

(100% made in Canada) - extremely clean burning wood furnace with an efficiency rating of 88.6% and emissions of 3.4 grams per hour.

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MaxPower solar panels from Canada Solar:

high quality, high energy panels with 72 solar cells per panel. Panels come with a 25-year insurance backed warranty.

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Lauzon PuRe Genius Smart Flooring:

VOC and formaldehyde free with a light activated, air purifying agent made of titanium dioxide, which is integrated into Lauzon's Titanium floor finish

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BASF Green Walltite eco spray:

created to be consistent with the highest standards of sustainable development

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BASF HP + Wall System:

a proprietary wall system from BASF that provides exterior insulation that encapsulates carbon content (reduced carbon footprint) and uses Walltite Eco for a R28+ wall within a 2x6 wall system (XR Series is best suited for Canada)

OakWood has always practiced the most environmentally advanced construction methods. We can also recommend the greenest material and product options based on their low environmental impact and long term sustainability.   

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Products that use reclaimed lumber, recycled plastic, recycled glass or natural products such as bamboo, cork, linoleum (anything that is made with natural, renewable products)

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Energy saving strategies including Energy Star appliances, low flow faucets and toilets, tankless water heaters, LED lights, rainwater harvesting systems, solar panels, geothermal energy, and many others

Building Green:

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Anything that is reusable from any renovation or building project gets recycled

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Reusable materials are directed to families in need through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity

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We subcontract to the leading environmental services company in Ottawa to ensure compliance with the EPA

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Concealed, ultra-secure, hi-tech short or long term emergency rooms

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Whether you’re planning a renovation, custom home, new commercial building or a handyman project, your next step is to talk with a qualified OakWood Project Consultant.

Let’s get started! Schedule a call or your onsite visit at the OakWood Design Centre

 

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