Meet the Eco-Friendly Beach House Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles
When it comes to eco-friendly living, 39 Sunset Lane, listed by Engel & Völkers Halifax, is in a league of its own. How? Listed by James Dwyer, real estate advisor at Engel & Völkers Halifax, and built by construction company JD Composites, it is the first house in history to be 100 per cent made from 612,000 recycled PET bottles. This is a new standard in green living.
How it works
Priced at $490,000, the 2,000 sq. ft. open-concept home in Meteghan River, Nova Scotia outperforms traditional construction with JD Composites’ patented structural panels because they provide unrivaled insulation, low maintenance living, a life expectancy of over 250 years and is wind and fire resistant.
Element Materials Technologies performed a thorough analysis utilizing wind tunnel speeds up to 326 mph. If you didn’t know, that’s twice the strength of a Category 5 hurricane. The eco-friendly home meets all fire code standards, complete with fire retardant applications, including 55X Gelcoat and 51X Vinylester resins.
“It’s both exciting and rewarding to represent a home that puts green efficiency first. It’s not just a house, it’s an entire concept”, says James Dwyer, real estate advisor, Engel & Völkers Halifax. “The biggest selling points are its functionality and durability. It’s fire, hurricane, mould and mildew resistant, as well as energy efficient. This type of home is a rarity in Halifax, especially at this price point.”
Designing with resiliency in mind
Joel German and David Saulnier of JD Composites combined their knowledge of structural design and development. As a result, the two created, designed, and fully built the eco-friendly home within a year. JD Composites aims to use its patented technology to develop flood-proof housing in flood zones.
“Plastic waste in landfills and oceans is a major issue we’re tackling with this technology. We intend to make a real impact in the industry, not just a one-off project,” says Joel German, President, JD Composites. “We are the first to use PET to build an entire home, and plan to continue advancing this technology as we lead the industry in this new frontier for both residential and commercial development,” explains David Saulnier, Vice-President, JD Composites.
Creating this home from scratch was only the beginning for Joel and David. Furthermore, the duo aims to continue moving towards creating a new line of architectural structures using 100% recycled materials for a greener future.
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