environment


Reducing the environmental footprint for housing projects is at the heart of our concerns. We recycle steel casings which the transportation industry can no longer use to build these dwellings, which allows us to give them a second life. Not only does their steel structure reduce the massive logging which goes on to provide wood framing in traditional constructions, but our pre- ingineered dwellings concept limits the impact on the neighbouring vegetation.
If the environment is at the heart of your considerations, you can choose to install thermal panels on the roof of your dwelling. This option will allow you to heat your water tank and may even heat your house in total or in parts. Depending on where your property is located, and its sun exposure, a supplementary heat source may be needed in winter. If the environment allows it, you can even install a mini wind turbine, the newest innovation in terms of energy efficiency to heat your house, your tiny house, chalet or tiny chalet. This hybrid energy approach (panels and wind turbine) can be surprisingly efficient.

By choosing a residential or commercial construction by Thinkinghabitat, you minimize your environmental impact on our forests and in the vicinity of your project.

The principle behind the green roof is simple, but it is very important to use an expert to install one yourself. Most cities and municipalities now encourage projects which include the green roof approach. Installing a garden will satisfy lovers of healthy diet and fresh vegetables. Whichever system you choose, a green roof must include five elements:a bearing structure (wood or steel), a waterproof membrane to which a layer of drainage and filtration is added, and, on top, a substrat and the plants. In theory, all plants can grow on a roof. In most cases, preference should go to perennials. For less accessible roof structures, more resistant, low-growing plants should be used, such as succulents as well as rocks.

Steel casings are completely weather resistant. The addition of an extra coating of soy polyurethane insulation (fireproofing) on the outside will make your dwelling perfectly insulated; the addition of a green roof will bring your Thinking Habitat home among the best performers in the industry.

Since the Quebec government’s announcement that 240-volt electrical outlets should become mandatory on all new constructions from 2017 onwards, Thinking Habitat has decided to follow that lead and participate in the electrification of ground transportation. Always conscious of the environment, Thinking Habitat will now equip all its dwellings with a 240-volt electrical outlet which will allow for the recharging of electrical cars with a charging station.

Some thermal insulation is more ecological and more natural, Like sprayed polyurethane based on soybean oil. Developed by Quebec company of Boisbriand Demilec, the product is called Airmétic Soya and has an R coefficient of 6.0 per inch, one of Highest values ​​on the market. He has been certified GREENGUARD, handed over by the international organization Greenguard Environmental Institute to companies that design products Very low or zero pollutants, and is a member of the Building Canada.