Healthy Home Condo

Exciting show booth we developed in partnership with CMHC and ECOSmart.

The full-sized model condo showcased the latest and greatest products from the green building world. The exhibit was formally launched as an event with the Canada Green Building Council – Toronto Chapter in March, 2010. To ensure that public outreach was both on-going and successful, an interpreter was made available for public tours of the space for the duration of the display.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Healthy Home at Downsview Park (formally The Sustainable Condo) was built by Greening Homes in partnership with the CMHC and the ECOSmart Foundation. Greening Homes also took a leading role in introducing several alternative building materials to the space.

INCREASED WASTE DIVERSION

  • Greening Homes created a waste diversion plan before we started this project to itemize all of the potential waste/recyclable materials the project would produce
  • Developing the booth in a shop allowed us to pre-fabricate the panels and all of the built-ins reducing off-cuts and other material waste
  • Fully biodegradable site and display signage
  • In June 2011 we took down the Healthy Home booth; 69.2% of the waste material from the demolition of the booth was diverted from the landfill
  • All of the framing lumber for the project (over 70 2x4s) were de-nailed and used in other Greening Homes building projects

INFORMED MATERIAL SELECTION

  • Natural earthen plaster walls
  • UltraTouch Recycled cotton denim blue jean insulation
  • Hempcrete insulation
  • Milk paints
  • Hemp oil stain
  • FSC certified and NAUF (no added urea-formaldehyde) lumber and wood products
  • EcoLogo certified high-recycled content drywall
  • Bamboo flooring
  • Recycled glass backsplash tile
  • Recycled marble mosaic flooring

EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES

  • PowerPipe drainwater heat recovery system
  • WaterSense certified low-flow toilet
  • Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) unit
  • LED lighting throughout

HEALTHY INDOOR AIR QUALITY

  • NAUF (no added urea-formaldehyde) wood products
  • No VOC Eco-logo certified adhesives
  • No VOC primer and paints