HOME & WELLNESS TOGETHER
Self-care starts with the environment you live in. Your home should support your wellbeing with intelligent design and thoughtful construction that has a positive impact on your health inside and out. It’s about carefully selecting what materials go into your home, with the design expertise that makes it feel good to be in. You’ll breathe better with cleaner air, live better with more natural light, and feel better in a home designed for you.
Over our 20 years of building homes, we’ve seen a gradual shift in construction standards. Houses used to be built with asbestos insulation and lead paint—until we all realized how detrimental these materials could be to our health. These days that problem hasn’t gone away, it’s just that the culprits have changed. From formaldehyde in your lumber, to airborne VOCs off-gassing from your floors—there’s still plenty of products on the market that bring unnecessary and harmful toxins into your home.
That’s why we’ve taken a different approach, sourcing proven alternatives for a quality home without the risk of adverse health effects. Our innovative process combines our long-standing construction expertise with award-winning design to craft homes with the cleanest air, abundant natural light, and intelligent design. You’ll enjoy a tailored home with design that speaks to you, and superior construction quality you can feel inside and out.
FOR US, IT’S PERSONAL
In 2020, we built the first home in the world outside of Japan to achieve the renowned GREENGUARD 3036 certification. But it didn’t start there. It was a health crisis of our own that pushed us to find a new way to build homes. Following the 2013 Calgary flood, Empire’s founder Kevin Mullen developed an acute chemical sensitivity. We had to rethink the health impact of our spaces, and began researching how to renovate our new office, to reduce all the material toxins our industry has grown complacent in using, just so he could come into work. Now, we put that experience to work for your family. Whether it’s the way we design your home or insisting that trades use alternative materials—healthy is built into what we do. Let us help you craft a home that feels as incredible as it looks!
Enjoy the benefits of abundant natural light and your surroundings.
Breathe better with cleaner air, superior filtration, and toxin-free materials.
Live well in a home that’s designed to complement your needs & lifestyle.
Quality that lasts with materials that are better for you and the environment.
RESIDE SPELLS IT OUT
Only materials with the lowest possible VOC content available are used.
Wherever possible, materials are used that contain zero VOCs and at times are able to use technology that take VOCs out of the air.
Materials are researched and selected to meet, or exceed standards set by recognized program guidelines for air quality.
As all toxins cannot be removed, the ventilation systems will further reduce or mitigate toxic exposure.
Continual research and education drives internal processes to diligently manage the home sites, tradespeople, and suppliers to build the healthiest homes.
Supporting your overall long-term health while minimizing environmental impact through sustainable choices, reducing and recycling construction waste, sourcing materials regionally where possible, and using innovative construction practices.