Nestled in the beautiful Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada, a sustainable housing project is taking shape, 1664.
Biotekt's innovative house, 1664, is a pioneering sustainable housing project that combines unique and forward-thinking design with a commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and the first of its kind in Canada. Situated in the Niagara Region, the bungalow boasts a stunning location and has been designed to blend seamlessly into its natural surroundings. The house features recycled and sustainable materials, including energy-efficient windows and insulation, and passive solar components, which reduce its carbon footprint and minimize its reliance on the grid.
1664 is a 2500 sq ft bungalow that has been carefully planned to maximize natural light and airflow while minimizing its environmental impact. Its open-concept living spaces and large windows provide ample natural light, creating a sense of spaciousness. The bungalow will feature an earthen floor constructed from on-site native soils, providing geothermal heating and cooling properties to the house, along with a large rammed earth trombe wall in the center of the house that provides passive solar heating to the living space.
To further promote sustainable living, the project's developers are committed to creating a comfortable, healthy living space for the homeowner which has been designed by local specialists. The bungalow will be constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, including locally sourced timber and recycled materials wherever possible. The surrounding property will be managed using permaculture principles, maximizing the output of food production for the homeowner. As the first Biotekt house in Canada, 1664 is a one-of-a-kind sustainable housing option that has followed all technical requirements, including a rigorous Structural Analysis and a thorough detailed local design to cover all construction details. The result is a beautiful and sustainable living space that provides a sanctuary with all the comforts of modern life.
1664 is not only committed to blending in with its natural surroundings but is also targeting a remarkable HERS rating of 45. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) measures the energy efficiency of a home, with lower ratings indicating better efficiency. Achieving a HERS rating of 45 is a challenging goal, but the project's Owners are confident that they can meet it through their innovative approach to sustainable building practices. The Biotekt house will feature high-performance insulation, air-sealing, and airtight construction techniques to minimize heat loss and air leakage. The building's orientation and design will maximize the use of natural light and ventilation, reducing the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning. Energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and HVAC systems will also be installed to minimize energy consumption.
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