VIDEO: Bone Structure debuts “ultimate energy saver” home in Toronto area
(UPDATED October 14, 2014, with VIDEO) September 29, 2014 - Bone Structure, a Quebec-based company, says its debut home in Toronto’s Don Mills area, Ont., is the “ultimate energy saver”.
By Alyssa Dalton
The home boasts an energy-efficient thermal envelope system, with a soya-based polyurethane spray foam insulation and aerated basement slab void forms made from 100% recycled plastic and ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation. The walls have achieved R-28.5 insulation factor, while the roof is R-56.
Bone structures are assembled using a recycled steel frame where pieces are snapped together like Lego, without any nails, cutting and waste, president Marc Bovet explained. With the Don Mills home still under construction, visitors of last Thursday’s Bare Bone open house were able to see the skeleton of the system.
There are currently more than 150 Bone Structure homes in Quebec and several more across the country with options that currently include single-family dwellings, multiplexes, and light commercial jobs.
Photos A. Dalton