Solacity does not just talk-the-talk, we actually walk-the-walk with our 9,000 square feet super-efficient straw-bale office & warehouse in Kemptville, North Grenville! Although the previous Solacity SIP Barn served us well, the business had outgrown that space, and in 2013 – 2014 we built our new Kemptville office and warehouse to serve as the future headquarters for Solacity. Sustainable energy is not just a business for us, we’ve been living and breathing renewable energy because we know it’s the right direction to take.
The building is all-electrical, no fossil fuels, with net-zero-plus potential (once the rooftop solar is in place we will produce about twice as much energy as we use, including heating). Some features include, passive solar, day-lighting (natural light) through light-shelves (seen by the position of the awnings). We have strawbale walls with insulation values well beyond the industry standard, geothermal heat-pump with in-floor hydronic heating, passive solar for the office, with triple-pane glazing, and energy-efficient T5-HE lighting. Oh, and what is a sustainable design without a perfect 180 degree azimuth roof, specifically designed for our 100 kW FIT project!