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As your energy service and solution provider, EcoSmart encompasses all aspects of your real estate development. From financing and implementing the entire energy infrastructure and technology integration to trailblazing enhanced construction techniques and furnishing ongoing administration, EcoSmart Solution will be your community partner as the planning and development of your neighborhood moves forward.
Taurus Investment Holdings
Established in 1976, Taurus is a global real estate private equity firm with over 45 years of experience as a general partner, investor, and operator. By empowering and combining the strength of in-house experts in the fields of multifamily, office, logistics, mixed-use, and renewable energy, the firm has created targeted, scalable investments into value-add, core-plus, and development opportunities. Taurus is focused on using innovative energy-efficient technologies to make the extensive infrastructure investments required to decarbonize residential and commercial buildings through its EcoSmart Solution and RENU Communities affiliates. Throughout North America and Europe, Taurus is consistently recognized as one of the premier owners of both directly managed and joint venture commercial real estate. To date, Taurus has purchased and developed more than 69 million square feet of residential, office, industrial, retail and other commercial real estate assets throughout the world with a total acquisition value of over $10 billion. www.tiholdings.com.
Shell New Energies
Shell is building a global lower-carbon integrated power business as part of a wider ambition to be a zero energy capable emissions business by 2050 or sooner. Shell New Energies includes renewables such as wind and solar power, new mobility options such as electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, and a global power trading business. Shell is also investing in nature-based solutions, which protect or redevelop natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands, and wetlands to offset emissions from hard-to-abate sectors of the energy system. For more information, go to www.shell.com/newenergies.
Strategic Technology Partners
EcoSmart delivers a streamlined platform, through our network of strategic partnerships in technology, consumer brands, and more, for builders to craft affordable, zero energy capable homes. To ensure that the EcoSmart program is second-to-none, we’ve joined forces with the world’s leading industries in technology and energy efficiency. These strategic partners have all been carefully chosen for reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
The heart of the EcoSmart program is the GeoGrid™, a geothermal district system that uses the earth below our feet to heat and cool the home. Geothermal heat pumps reduce energy consumption for space conditioning by up to 70%. Installed during the early phases of the development, the GeoGrid™ becomes part of the infrastructure, similar to the community-wide water, sewer, and electric utility lines.
GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING
A geothermal pump uses thermal energy stored in our GeoGrid™ to heat and cool the house using standard ducted ventilation. Most importantly, the entire heat pump unit is installed in the house, eliminating any noise pollution in outdoor living spaces! We’ve taken the technology one step further by using it to provide domestic hot water, further reducing energy consumption. EcoSmart is only using geothermal heat pumps built by leading manufacturers and they are all made in America.
Our EcoSmart Solution approved vendor engineer, install, and service the innovative Solar PV systems that work with EcoSmart’s geothermal systems to create zero energy capable homes. Approved solar vendors install a high-quality Solar PV system bringing utility-grade design and analysis to every homeowner. EcoSmart, through its digital energy management and optimization platform, can measure both solar production and energy usage characteristics in every home.
SMART THERMOSTAT & Home Automation
Using smart home technology, EcoSmart homes are designed to optimize energy use according to each homeowner’s schedule while safeguarding the home itself. The program works with your smart home, integrating more than 10,000 products.
Electric vehicle CHARGING & home battery solutions
The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year. EcoSmart Solution stays ahead of the curve by pre-wiring all homes for EV chargers and offering EV chargers as an option.
Home battery solutions allow you to power your life with smart, clean, and safe home energy systems. The combination of demand reduction from geothermal and renewable solar energy generation allows you to power your home with cleaner energy.
HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
All homes within the EcoSmart program come with a HERS Certification. A certified and independent Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of each home, assigning it to a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy-efficient the home. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a standard new code-built home is awarded a rating of 100. For example, a home with a HERS Score of 70 is 30% more energy-efficient, and a home with a HERS rating of 50 is 50% more efficient. With EcoSmart, the HERS score is generally estimated to be lower than 25, which makes your homes among the most energy-efficient in the market.
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EcoSmart is zero energy capable. You’re ready for a home that lives, works, and lasts better. A superior, sustainable home is available today.