Planning for energy conservation features in a new home is rapidly becoming a top issue for new home buyers. New technologies are emerging in the marketplace that bring innovative and “greener” solutions to new home construction, heat and energy conservation. Keeping up with what is new and what makes sense economically isn't easy, but here's help for those looking at the current crop of technologies, and for saving money on rising energy costs in the long-term.
Combine affordable in-floor radiant heating with traditional forced-air heating from RadiantLink. Easy to install, this system connects directly to your furnace to heat circulating water that flows through a pipe network embedded in your basement concrete floor. Your basement will become more comfortable and an all-purpose living space, year-round. Instead of relying upon forced air from your furnace to heat basement spaces, heat rising from the heated slab will natually heat the surrounding space, at reduced energy costs. During the summer this system can use your basement floor and ground below as a geo-thermal cooling source to circulate cooled air through your home.
Tranquility27 is a breakthrough system designed for heating, central air conditioning and domestic hot water supply using natural geothermal processes of the earth below your home. Enjoy maximum living comfort year-round with long system life, least maintenance expense, and lowest annual energy costs. Perfect for a heated garage floor slab.
High engergy spray polyurethane foam insulation by SprayGuard can be applied into almost any design plan with superior sealing of voids and cavities, improved air leakage control, and added compressive strength to walls or ceilings. PolarFoam 7300 offers R6/in insulation rating, 200% increased rigidity, mold & mildew resistance plus more benefits. PolarFoam Soya ZeroODS is made from renewed vegetable oils and recycled plastics, with zero ozone depletion characteristics.
Available in a range of designer colours, The ColourPlus Collection is a finished siding product with a mar-resistant surface that resists scratches, peeling, chips or cracking. The ColourPlus Stain Collection replicates the natural look of stained wood, available in four rustic colours. Both products are produced from portland cement, cellulose fibre, sand, water and select additives, and contain no asbestos, glass fibres, formaldehyde, petroleum-based products or toxic compounds that are harmful to the environment. Both collections feature low maintenance, up to 15-year finish warranty and rating for use in non-combustible construction. A range of colour coordinated finishing accessories is available for professional installation.