Materials & Technology

Canadian development to utilize green technology, radiant heating

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:50

A new environmentally sustainable development was recently opened in Shediac, New Brunswick, as the homes will all feature green technology like solar panels and in-floor radiant heating, according to the New Brunswick Business Journal.

The developer of the sustainable condo project noted that the houses would provide residents with a cheap alternative to the typical homes that are available, due to the lowered costs for electricity.

"Our whole emphasis is based on the fact that we believe oil and electrical prices are going to continue to increase," Brien Storey, a mechanical engineer and president of Saillofts and Development, told the Journal. "The world of cheap oil is going to disappear from North America."

Each of the homes will feature technology like radiant heating systems, solar panels and water runoff recycling, according to the news source.

A radiant heating system can be installed as part of the subfloor in a residence, something that limits the installation costs and helps to allow any type of flooring to be put over the technology in order to meet the aesthetic goal for a housekeeper.