Sustainable on the Seine

This quiet home on the Seine is designed to accommodate aging in place.

  • Super quiet and efficient Zuba heat pump. The Zuba-Central provides excellent heating performance in Canadian winters, even under extremely low outdoor temperatures like our typical -30°C Manitoba winters.
  • One central gas boiler to provide domestic hot water, floor heat for garage and basement, and emergency back-up heat for the heat pump.
  • All shelving and windowsills are made from quality Birch plywood. The plywood is sealed with a varnish made with environmentally friendly whey and plant based resins that displace toxins and carcinogens found in traditional wood finishes.
  • Fiberglass window frames.
  • House on piles with 12” of void and 3.25 inches of subterra insulation under the basement floor.
  • Basement walls constructed using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF).
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