Tag: ICF

A few more details – read the POLYCORP news release

June 9, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLYCORP Receives Honourable Mention For Excellence in Green Building by Canada Green Building Council Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 9, 2017 – Local developer and builder, POLYCORP, received Honourable Mention for its north end Halifax condominium project, Q Lofts, in the category of Excellence in Green Building – New Construction at the […]

Q Lofts: Small things make a huge difference for LEED Platinum status

February 21, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

An entry mat impacts LEED Platinum status? Really? Every aspect of Q Lofts’ design minimizes environmental impact. Building materials and techniques were chosen with a close eye to environmental impact on long-term durability. While many are familiar with the ‘big ticket’ items — ICF (insulated concrete form system exterior walls), triple-glazed windows, heat pumps and […]

The lowest condo fees in town. Here’s how it’s done…and why

April 7, 2016 by Catheryn Hodgson

  You may be diligent about your energy consumption but if your neighbour likes to keep the windows open in winter, yet crank the heat, you end up paying the price…literally. At least, that’s the case for a typical building. Q is definitely not typical. Condo fees can be the ‘big unknown’ for many who […]

Building a green Q Lofts: Meet Ian Spence, Construction Manager

March 27, 2016 by Catheryn Hodgson

Ian Spence, Q Loft’s Construction Manager and owner of Spence Consulting (@SpenceConsult), has been a part of Q Lofts right from the planning stages, and says that this project has been very different than others he has worked on. “This was my first experience managing a project for Polycorp, and though I’ve completed larger projects, […]

Q offers the lowest condo fees in Halifax

February 27, 2015 by Catheryn Hodgson

  Using value engineering and lifecycle costing, we ensure that you — the condo owners — will reap the benefits and have the lowest condo fees in Halifax. Here’s how we achieve this for you: we use insulating concrete form (ICF) which results in well-insulated, foot-thick exterior walls (see photo) all doors and windows are […]