Healthy Homes

Toronto eco-conscious home to feature radiant heating

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 09:23

A new home has entered the market in a small neighborhood outside of Toronto, Ontario, that has been advertised as an ultra-modern and green-minded home. The residence will feature a variety of sustainable technologies including a radiant heating system, according to Toronto Life.

The house has "clean lines" and an open-concept layout that helps to increase the amount of usable space in the 23-foot-wide lot that the residence was built on. Despite the somewhat narrow plot, the home uses every inch of property to provide the owner with enough room for storage and easy living, the news source reported.

According to Toronto Life, the energy-efficient features of the home have led to its registration with the Canadian Green Building Council, and a potential awarding of LEED certification. Energy Star appliances, low-emission windows, radiant heating and new insulation are just some of the features that will lower electricity costs for the owners.

A radiant heating system works well with a residence on a small plot of land, as the technology doesn't require the use of radiators, heating vents and air ducts that can take up valuable space.