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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 65 million square feet of residential, office, industrial, retail and other commercial real estate assets throughout the world with a total acquisition value of over $9.25 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 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.
Our EcoSmart Solution approved-vendor installs, engineers, and services 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. Approved vendors are capable of ensuring quality and monitoring all solar energy production and home energy consumption to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction.
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.
HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
All homes within the ESS 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 ESS, the HERS score is generally estimated to be lower than 25 which makes your homes among the most energy-efficient in your market.
A smart thermostat can help you reduce energy costs and keep your home comfortable year-round. Smart thermostats use sensors to tell when you’re away and can learn your daily schedule and even use local weather information to make energy-saving temperature changes automatically.
Using smart home technology, products are designed to optimize energy use according to each homeowner’s schedule while safeguarding their home itself, integrating more than 10,000 products.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME APPLIANCES
High-efficiency refrigerators and dishwashers are engineered for unsurpassed performance and ENERGY STAR compliance. These outstanding appliances consistently earn top rankings for quiet operation and resourcefulness, making it a pleasure to cook at home.
GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING
A geothermal pump uses thermal energy stored in our GeoGrid™ to heat and cool the house using standard ducted ventilation. Importantly, the entire heat pump unit is installed in the house and eliminates any noise pollution in the outdoor living spaces! And we’ve taken the technology one step further by using it to provide domestic hot water, further reducing energy consumption. ESS is only using geothermal heat pumps built by leading manufacturers and they are all Made in America.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, EcoSmart stays ahead of the curve by pre-wiring all homes for EV chargers and offering EV chargers as an option.
HOME BATTERY SOLUTION
Powering your life with smart, clean, and safe home energy systems. Be an energy pioneer and power your home with cleaner energy, with or without solar.
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