Sustainable Building Technologies

Cenith Energy Corporation is committed to implementing green building principles in the design and construction of Future House Canada.  The result is minimal environmental impact and in certain cases, even environmental enhancement.  By following green building principles, energy efficiency, water conservation, improved indoor air and overall environmental quality and sustainability is achieved.  For example, to attain net-zero energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact, traditional sources of power generation are replaced by measures such as solar power, wind power and innovative geothermal technology.

Sustainable building technologies to be applied to the Future House Canada Project will include the following:

  1. Architectural skylight system with building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV)
  2. Roof garden
  3. Solar thermal walls and solar power chimneys with fluid mechanics
  4. Insulation walls
  5. BIPV canopy, BIPV tracking louvres, BIPV windows, BIPV glass walls, and roof top solar pv systems
  6. Wind power systems, including VAWT and HAWT with magnetic levitation (Maglev) and aerodynamics
  7. Passive solar water heating system
  8. Storm water collection and treatment system
  9. Heat exchanger for the ventilation system in the bathroom
  10. Waste water treatment system
  11. Geothermal heat pump system with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems and controls
  12. Smart Building automation system
  13. Water saving devices
  14. Energy Star equipment used for safety, security and fire alarm systems
  15. Energy Star communications system devices
  16. Wireless data exchange system
  17. Living waste classifications
  18. Energy Star equipment use in the central vacuum cleaning system
  19. Recycling of building materials, for example steel structural frame
  20. Recycling of construction materials
  21. Construction waste classifications
  22. Energy-saving kitchen devices and appliances

The technology used in Future House Canada is not limited to the above list.  Additional technologies may be included.

The prime equipment and/or materials required to complete the Future House Canada project are as follows:

Prime Equipment and Materials
1. Architectural and Structural Engineering

Concrete finished with a water-based wax sealer
Steel Structural Framing
Wood Structural Framing
Insulated Foundation
QB Exterior Wall
High-performance Insulation
High-performance Windows and Glazing
PVC Free Green Window Shade Fabric Draper
Non-VOC Paints
Engineered Flooring
Cork Flooring
Recycled Ceramic Tiles
Eco Bamboo Flooring
Natural Linoleum
AFM Natural Finishes
Formaldehyde-free Cabinetry
Stone/Tiles Installation Systems
Non Toxic Solvent-free Caulking, Sealers and Adhesives
Energy Star Appliances
High-Efficient Lighting
Energy Star Roof Materials
Roof Gardens
Environmental Friendly Furniture
FB Closure Tracks
Shear-Connection-Ready Open Web Steel Joists

2. Mechanical Engineering and Building Automation System

Wall Fin Convector
Fan Coil Unit
Heat Recovery Air Handling Unit
Geothermal Heat Pump Unit
Humidifier Unit
Silencer Unit
Plate Type Heat Exchanger
Fan with Heat Recovery Unit
Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures
Sloan Plumbing Fixtures
DHW and Irrigation Tanks
Snow Melting and Control System
Water Treatment Systems
Rain Water Collection System
Building Automation System

3. Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications System

Energy Efficient Lighting and Fixtures with LED
Lighting Control Sensors
Energy Efficient Electrical Terminals
Wind Turbine System
Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) and building integrated clean tech (BICT)
Telecommunications System
Safety and Security Systems