Press kit no. 1036-01

Journalists, explore this publication-ready project. Create a free v2com media account to download high-resolution images.

Create a media account
Press kit - Press release - Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin

Press Kit | no. 1036-01

Ecologia Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Gervais Fortin

Beyond green, healthy home.
Ecologia Montréal is the first single dweling home in Montreal aiming for a Platinum LEED certification.

Montreal, Canada, 2012-10-09 -  The owner, Sabine Karsenti, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using healthy, local and little polluting materials. The team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing the contemporary design. All the materials were hand-picked from the most ecoresponsible supplier's of Quebec. A combination of exposed beams, big windows and an inner courtyard, signs the beauty of a cozy and modern living space.

Beyond the choice of visible materials, the Ecologia Foundation created with shapes, proportions and subtil energies a healthy place for the inhabitants to live. Ecologia Montréal is the first house in Quebec to integrate the BioGeometry ™ science, to control electromagnetic fields, to consider the energy of the earth and to infuse domestic water, in a vortex which enhences biophotons. The combination of all these factors, harmonize the emotionnal, vital and spiritual levels of the home and of its occupants.

The structure of the house is built in insulating concrete forms, a part of the material is constituted of 100 % recycled materials. As for the concrete used for the structure and as a thermal mass, concrete contains 39 % of recycled materials. Ideal in an urban setting, a green roof completes it all. Among the available options, the fiberglass roof was retained for its waterproofness and its life cycle of more than 100 years. To minimize the heat losses, the double glazing has a reflective film and krypton gas, offering an R value able to reach as high as R10.

The stone of the facade, from a local quarry, impresses by its imposing dimensions. A local artisan created hemp and lime walls giving them a rich and velvety aspect and do not contain either gypsum or paint. The panels of the kitchen are made from recycled materials and release very little urea formaldehyde. The household electrical appliances are among the most long-lasting and economic in water and electricity consumption. All the faucets have adaptors to reduce the flow of water. Made with vegetable base resin, the bath and vanity of the master bathroom respect eco-friendly values. The indoor furniture was made locally with resistant materials to daily uses. The magnificent recycled floors in white ash give the impression of vast and brighter rooms. The radiant floors, combined to a geothermal system, maximize the comfort. Even both wells that were drilled for the geothermal were executed in respect of the environment.

Wide planks of torrefied wood from make of the terrace and the inner courtyard spectacular living spaces.

To renovate in a ecological way is an ethical gesture, a gesture which we shall have to all aply one day.


- 30 -

For more information

Media contact

Attachments

Low-resolution images ~ 7.5 MB
High-resolution images ~ 275 MB

Terms and conditions

For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit. Please reference v2com as the source whenever possible. We always appreciate receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.53 x 11.68 @ 300dpi ~ 13 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.43 x 10.88 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

Very High-resolution image : 17.07 x 11.3 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.43 x 10.88 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 15.94 x 10.56 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

Very High-resolution image : 17.07 x 12.1 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.39 x 10.85 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.27 x 10.78 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.43 x 10.88 @ 300dpi ~ 14 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Tableau : Guy HamelinCanvas: Guy Hamelin
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.43 x 10.88 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

Very High-resolution image : 17.07 x 11.3 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.24 x 10.75 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 10.83 x 16.35 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 13.0 x 16.29 @ 300dpi ~ 15 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 10.8 x 16.3 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 10.83 x 16.36 @ 300dpi ~ 12 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Tableau : Lysanne PépinCanvas: Lysanne Pépin - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Tableau : Lysanne PépinCanvas: Lysanne Pépin
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.26 x 10.77 @ 300dpi ~ 5.4 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Tableau : Lysanne PépinCanvas: Lysanne Pépin - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Tableau : Lysanne PépinCanvas: Lysanne Pépin
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.29 x 10.79 @ 300dpi ~ 5.3 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 10.67 x 12.57 @ 300dpi ~ 6.7 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 16.39 x 10.0 @ 300dpi ~ 11 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 14.39 x 10.36 @ 300dpi ~ 10 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

Very High-resolution image : 17.07 x 11.31 @ 300dpi ~ 10 MB

Press kit | 1036-01 - Press release | Ecologia Montreal - Gervais Fortin - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Photo credit: Alexandre Parent
Download

High-resolution image : 14.14 x 10.38 @ 300dpi ~ 13 MB

You may also like...

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Watermark House - BAAO Architects

Brooklyn, United States, 2019-11-15

Watermark House

BAAO Architects

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Prospect Park Apartment - BAAO Architects

Brooklyn, United States, 2019-10-02

Prospect Park Apartment

BAAO Architects

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - The Castor Des Érables - Parkhouse

Montréal, Canada, 2019-08-02

The Castor Des Érables

Parkhouse

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Seaside House - Martins | Afonso atelier de design

Bordeaux, France, 2019-07-16

Seaside House

Martins | Afonso atelier de design

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Darling Point - Alexander &CO.

Sydney, Australia, 2019-06-10

Darling Point

Alexander &CO.

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Mallorca - Askdeco

Beirut, Lebanon, 2019-05-23

Mallorca

Askdeco

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Cherished Glow - Wael Farran Studio

Mount-Liban, Lebanon, 2019-04-10

Cherished Glow

Wael Farran Studio

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - The Burj Residence - VSHD Design

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2019-03-28

The Burj Residence

VSHD Design

Newsroom | v2com-newswire | Newswire | Architecture | Design | Lifestyle - Press release - Crown Heights Brownstone - BFDO Architects

Brooklyn, United States, 2019-03-12

Crown Heights Brownstone

BFDO Architects