Empire Custom Homes’ healthy design approach fosters wellness

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“One of things about building a healthy home is that that every industry has its own standard — the painting industry, the flooring industry, the cabinetry industry, so we really had to do a lot of research,” says Mullen.

The home offers plenty of glazing with views across to the greenery of Valour Park, bringing both light and nature indoors.

And furthering the home’s pristine air quality, the home has added radon protection, a step above and beyond code, ensuring that all radon, a naturally occurring gas that is Canada’s second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, is ventilated out of the home. A high efficiency furnace with an additional UV filter that eliminates bacteria and pollens adds to the high level of protection, while the HRV system brings fresh air into the home.

“These days our homes are an integral part of our safety and as such it is even more important that they be healthy,” says Mullen.

For more information on the Valour Park Collection and for show home hours and location, visit valourpark.com or visit the home at 110 Valour Circle S.W. Hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and weekends noon to 5 p.m.