Q: What other green systems/features does it have?
A: We feature LED Lights and cistern water system to recycle rainwater.
The R-Value of our system is true R-30 with no thermal breaks so it holds its heat or chilled air very well!!! To replicate this in a wooden constructed house, one would have to insulate to R-40 to get the same value with staggered 2x6 wooden framing as they crest thermal transfers through the walls. Our ceilings we have true R-45 so again, one would have to achieve R61 in a normal wooden construction home to compare.
We heated the home this past winter with only a small infrared space heater. This was in -15 Celsius with a sheet of plywood ( with two big holes in it for a front door) keeping the house at around 8-14 degrees depending if it was sunny outside or not .Passive solar has been our only source of heat since March keeping the consistent interior temp of 18-20 Celsius.
The best application for our homes would be in extreme weather such as way up north in really low temperature areas and in extreme heat. The roof won’t transmit the warmth from the home to the exterior shell and shouldn’t cause ice buildup on the eves...
NO OFF-GASSING IN OUR PANELS
For our first home, after panels were bonded and interior finishing was ready, we went with BX wiring which is a ribbed steel sleeve that fits over all the actual wiring, much more expensive but much safer than traditional wiring. We then added drywall finish to achieve the same fire rating as a Normal home.
The panels can be built extremely fire resistant using fire rated specific resins for our laminates.
This is an option available to clients depending on their budget.