Talking About Energy Star Homes in Georgetown

June 17, 2015

In an ongoing commitment to green home building, our homes in the Enclaves of Upper Canada community in Georgetown are being built to ENERGY STAR® standards and, in many cases, exceeding these standards.

Menkes engaged a third-party company to perform tests on the homes and have been achieving an energy rating and testing results that are 20% better than code (SB12-2012), something the company is very pleased about.

"We're really proud to be building ENERGY STAR® homes," said Steven Menkes, President of the Low-Rise Residential division at Menkes. The ENERGY STAR® label guarantees that when our homeowners make what may be the biggest purchases of their lives, they are not only buying homes that are both well-built and will save them money, but also decreasing their impact on the environment.?

Green features include R50 attic insulation, R31 sprayed in foam for garage ceilings, sealed ductwork joints, high efficiency HRV, drain water heat recovery systems, and excel structural insulated sheathing to name a few.

In order to familiarize their homeowners with all the green features of their new homes, Menkes held an information session to detail these features, explain their function and answer any questions homeowners had about their new home and the energy-saving products that were installed. "We were very pleased to have had the opportunity to learn more about our new home and these features." said one homeowner. "It's one thing to see them written on paper but it's another thing to actually learn what they do and have the benefits explained in detail."

The Enclaves of Upper Canada offers a wide selection of home designs. The elevations are inspired by Georgian architecture through the symmetry of windows and use of French architectural bell curve roof flares. Exterior materials combine stucco, stone & brick with a careful selection of colour palettes, creating a harmonious streetscape for the community.

The newly released 40' Enclaves Collection of homes at The Enclaves come with an upscale array of standard features, including; 9ft. ceilings on the main floor, tray ceilings in the master bedroom, gourmet kitchens with extended height uppers and granite counters, natural gas fireplace with white painted mantle and marble surround, and oak staircases from the first to second floor with upgraded pickets.

Visit the Sales Office located at 363 Guelph Street, Georgetown right in front of the Best Western Hotel and just east of Canadian Tire. The Presentation Centre is open from to Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., closed Fridays and open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call (289) 891-9103 or visit the website at