Foundation Homes builds Coalhurst Project: energy efficient and affordable home with Planet Panels fully panelized systems
Coalhurst, Alberta (July 15th, 2010) – Jim Klus, President of Planet Panels announced today that Alberta based Foundation Homes, has finished a new 1420 square foot single family home to lock up stage using Planet Panels fully fabricated panelized systems. The environmentally friendly and energy efficient home was erected in just two and a half weeks.
“With Planet Panels we are able to meet our main objectives of providing sustainable homes at affordable prices while being able to save on labour costs, and give our customers the affordable, efficient home they want,” says Ryan Abernathy, Project Manager at Foundation Homes. “Planet Panels enables us to not only build twice as fast as a normal house but also allows us to give our clients superior interior air quality without having to charge additional fees.” Foundation Homes has chosen to move away from the conventional stick building and now uses Planet Panels exclusively to develop all of their homes.
“This home was assembled in a fraction of the time it takes most homes to be developed” continued Klus. Additional benefits include:
- Panelized systems allow for rapid assembly
- The ‘draft free’ wall system reduces heat loss by up to 37%
- 90% reduction in waste and framing insulation
- 35%-55% more energy efficient than standard construction
- Generates 55% less green house gas emissions
“We want to be leaders in the industry as far as business standards and sustainability” stated Abernathy. “Sustainability and green building are about creating a healthy interior environment for our clients to live in. With Planet Panels everything seals airtight and is better than any other house.”
Foundation Capital Corporation (FCC) is an investment company that uses real estate projects as a primary means of generating returns for investors. FCC is a division of the Harvest Group of Companies, syndicating real estate for over 16 years, with over 13,000 clients
About Planet Panels
Planet Panels is an environmentally friendly home building supplier situated in Calgary, Alberta. Manufacturing and installing complete pre-built and insulated foundations, floors and wall systems that meet current NBC and provincial fire codes, Planet Panels’ eco-friendly building systems presents customers with a healthier, quieter, safer, energy efficient home at real value.