Abondance le Soleil is a multi-family development that combines a wide range of energy-efficient techniques and technologies with its own in-house sustainable energy systems. The result is a home for three Quebec families that is designed to produce more energy than it consumes each year while also providing comfortable, affordable and environmentally-friendly living for its occupants.
The triplex will receive energy from a variety of sources, including a geothermal heat pump system, solar thermal panels and an 84 panel photovoltaic array. The three suites have also been designed to take full advantage of the site and layout, such as locating the refrigerators in spots where they won’t cast a shadow on the kitchen counters. Among other innovative elements, the triplex will feature toilets that solely use captured rainwater — conserving water and reducing the demand on city sewers by 75 per cent.
Abondance le Soleil is an excellent example of urban infill sustainable housing that appeals to home owners today.
Key Design Features:
- Produces more energy than it consumes annually
- Utilizes a geothermal heat pump system, solar thermal panels, greywater heat recovery and 84 panel Photovoltaic array
- Climate-and site-specific layout and design
- Improved indoor air quality and moisture control