What sets an iLAND home apart is in the way it’s built. Every home is 100% recyclable, produces as much energy as it consumes and is entirely built inside our facilities, with the precision a regular build can’t replicate.
iLAND is an innovative and forward-thinking manufacturing company with the highest standards in terms of quality certification. Our homes are factory-built under the strict standards of passive houses. Our homes meet LEED Platinum certification standards.
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A Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy construction that requires very little energy for space heating or cooling.
iLAND homes are more than just lower energy costs, solar panels and eco-friendly materials. A modular home entirely finished in our factory eliminates the need for a large construction site. iLAND also produces a higher quality product than any other builder.
iLAND homes are 99% recyclable and built without any toxic components that could with time emanate toxins in the air you breathe. An iLAND home offers a smaller carbon footprint as it also consumes far less energy
What Are The Materials Used In A Solar Home?
Living in a quality house requires a well-made and sustainable structure. Therefore, an iLAND house is only built with materials that are…
- Without glue
- Without solvents
The products come primarily from the manufacturing region and can be recycled.
An iLAND home is a healthy house!
How long does one spend in one’s house? 50%, 70% of his life? In any case, we spend a lot of time between the walls that we live in. Humidity, lack of insulation, harmful fumes, electrosmog are factors that we want to make disappear in our constructions
We take particular care of the following points:
- Grounding of the house
- Main circuit breaker – nights without electricity in the walls
- Analysis of construction sites
- Products without substances and toxic fumes
- Natural insulation
- Local wood
- Neutral paints
- Double flow ventilation
- Anti-radon systems
- Natural moisture evacuation
iLAND solar homes make great use of all different aspects in their conception. They also produce as much energy as they consume, eliminating important long term energy costs.
What is a solar home?
The iLAND solar house has several energy production systems. Combined with each other, they form an ensemble that is completed according to the environment and the climatic zone of the construction site. For this reason, it is not possible to have a single concept applicable to all houses. Several variables will be combined during each construction to find the best possible solution for each project.
This component is a guarantee of quality, but above all an asset in order to reduce energy costs. Indeed, this type of house does not exchange much energy with the outside. Heating it becomes much easier. In this case, we cut all the cold bridges of the structure. This avoids air infiltration. We also opt for triple glazed windows that reduce energy loss. Our walls have a thermal resistance of at least R-40. Our floors are R-60 certified and our R-70 ceilings. The thermal quality of the envelope reduces heat loss in winter as well as in summer.
Photovoltaic solar panels:
These panels capture sunlight to turn it into electricity that will be fed into the grid or stored in battery systems.
Thermal solar panels or water heaters:
These solar panels capture the heat of the sun to heat glycol that circulates inside the panel. The glycol coil, installed in closed circuit, passes in a balloon which contains water. It heats up in contact with the coil. The water of the balloon will thus serve as hot water for the kitchen and the bathrooms. The hot glycol can also be recovered in a floor heating.
Thermal solar panels or heaters:
This type of solar panel captures the heat of the sun to heat the air passing through the panel. The hot air is then injected directly into the house through the ventilation system.
Ventilation or double-flow air exchanger (HRV):
Used to draw air directly from the outside and reheat it in contact with the indoor air, which is then expelled during air renewal of the House. It is a powerful air exchanger that renews the air of the house while avoiding reducing the internal temperature of the house.
Called Canada “provençal well”, this invention dates back to Roman times. This well is used to capture temperate air underground through a simple tube dug in the ground around the house. Between 10 and 15 feet deep, the temperature is generally stable around 10 to 15 ° C. The air thus sucked into the house is already warm in winter. By going through the HRV, this is an additional opportunity to save heating costs.
Wood or pellet stove:
This system is installed in the house, either in the living room as an ornamental element or in the basement as the main system. This stove can be equipped with heat recuperation which are themselves connected to solar thermal panels. This set allows the night or during periods of rain to produce heat instead of solar panels.
Such as geothermal, butane and biomass can still be used in a solar home as main system backup systems. All based on the specific energy needs of the home and lifestyle of the user, so that the house provides comfort without asking too much effort for its handling.
How much energy does a home consume compared to a solar home?
A solar, eco-friendly and healthy construction that produces as much energy as it consumes.
What’s an iLAND modular home?
Consists in establishing useful procedures in function and organisation.
The following four quality checks are carried out to guarantee the construction of your house:
- Factory controls by the production manager.
- Controls by the iLAND management of the production results, independently.
- Checks by trained professionals, for specific installations (electricity, plumbing, solar installations, kitchens, roofing, etc.)
- Spot checks by an independent body of the respect of the control rules and the quality of the construction.
A Modular Solar Home Means…
- Savings in time and manufacturing costs, the modules are finished in the factory
- Customer-friendly planning without budget overruns
- Continuously controlled quality of execution
- Energy-efficient construction
- Fast delivery and assembly in 5 days, sometimes less.
- Modern and integrated architecture
THE ILAND METHOD:
All modules are factory finished in one piece. The installation on the construction site is done once the house is finished completely. The work on site only lasts a few days.
MOST COMMON METHOD:
Prefabricated factory walls and structures, then installed at destination. The house must still be finished on the site; finishes, facades, roof, etc…
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