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Polycorp Begins New Condo Project - Q Lofts

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 by Polycorp

Polycorp’s latest venture into urban condo living will be located on the Agricola Plateau at James and Roberts. Located one block from Agricola Street, these condos are convenient to vibrant downtown Halifax. Q Lofts will be home to 72 uniquely stunning one and two bedroom condominium loft homes. Each and every home will have a second-story loft master bedroom complete with powder room and storage closet. These homes will be appointed with superior finishes that will create a modern urban-chic environment, including see-through staircases, marble and quartz countertops, glass balusters, large marble showers with sliding glass doors, and brand name appliance and plumbing fixture packages.

Our objective for Q Lofts is to achieve a LEEDS Platinum standard, the highest LEEDS rating available for residential projects. ICF perimeter walls, in-floor radiant heat, central geothermal heating, triple glazing and thermal solar wall are just a few of the many green features you will find at Q Lofts. Demolition of the existing building on the Q site is currently underway. Watch the demolition video here

Q-Lofts will be the first large scale LEED For Homes project registered with the Canada Green Building Council in the Halifax area. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Polycorp's goal is to make this new condo project the most energy efficient green residential building ever built in the Halifax area. Preliminary scoring under the LEED rating system indicates that the highest performance level - Platinum - should be achievable.

The building will feature Polycorp's trademark concrete ICF exterior walls and triple glazed windows to provide a very low heat loss building envelope. A large scale solar hot air heating system will be used to heat the building's fresh air intake air for the ventilation system. A state of the art heat pump system will operate like it’s turbocharged by being fed hot air from the solar wall collector, driving heat into the radiant floor heating system. Hot water will also be heated using the turbocharged heat pumps with free energy from the solar heat collectors.

Recycling of previously used energy will be the theme in the building. Using an innovative design, outgoing air that is normally discharged to the building exterior at near room temperatures will be run through heat pumps to extract every last bit of heat possible to recycle heat energy. Similarly, energy that is normally lost to the municipal sewer system in warm water sewage will be recovered by a world class sewage heat recovery system. That's right…sewage heat recovery… outgoing sewage will be processed through heat exchangers and heat pumps to recycle and extract energy from the building's hot water heating system that normally just goes down the drain… sounds disgusting, but leading edge ideas from around the world in use by one of the leading home builders in Halifax, Nova Scotia .

Polycorp's goal in this exciting new downtown Halifax condominium project is to have heating, cooling and hot water production costs as close to zero as possible! … Stay tuned for details.
Check the Polycorp website for regular updates. Floor plans and a price list for Q Loft condominiums will be available soon. 

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