EDMONTON — Exceed Solar, an Edmonton-based modular building company, announced it will partner with Greenstone Structural Solutions to incorporate sustainable building envelopes into its products.
Exceed Solar will be incorporating Manitoba-based Greenstone Structural Solutions into its Sol Spaces, which are scalable living spaces designed to get as close to net-zero as possible.
Exceed stated its objective is to leverage sustainable building materials and smart technology to disrupt conventional housing by providing scalable living spaces that are efficient from the outset.
“Greenstone is excited to be part of such a progressive solution,” said Ed Dornn, president of Greenstone Structural Solutions, in a release. “Together we can set new standards of health, comfort and sustainability.”
Greenstone Structural Solutions uses sustainable building materials, but they also lend to the scalability of Exceed Solar’s Sol Spaces, which can be scaled from approximately 300-square-foot spaces to larger living accommodations.
“Our goal is to disrupt traditional housing by putting technology and sustainable building materials first,” said Stanton Pawchuk, co-founder of Exceed Solar. “For decades, housing has been dependant on traditional wood frame construction, which is no longer a sustainable option and does not result in efficient building envelopes or lend to scalability.”
The Insulated Composite Envelope (ICE) panel developed by Greenstone is an engineered combination of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and galvanized steel. According to Greenstone, the combination results in a much lighter and stronger building envelope, and the ICE panel excels in its transverse and compression bearing capacities.
According to Greenstone, the unique manufacturing process and connection details eliminate thermal bridging, making it an energy efficient building envelope.
Exceed Solar is currently building its first Sol Space prototypes which will be on display at Southgate Centre in Edmonton next spring.
According to Exceed Solar, Sol Spaces are ideal for backyard garden suites that can serve as rental accommodations, office space, studios or recreational properties.
“Greenstone is the perfect partnership for Exceed Solar,” explained Pawchuk. “Our objectives perfectly align as we strive toward more efficient building envelopes in an age where sustainability is becoming more and more critical.”