Comprehensive Approach to Home Building
Next Generation Living Homes by Babyfoot Development is a healthy superinsulated home design that incorporates ecofriendly resources creates a peaceful living space with a considerably decreased environmental footprint.
Babyfoot Development’s passive approach to high-quality building design inspires a feeling of well-being and serenity. Ten foot ceilings on both the first and second floor, coupled with large windows, bathe the dwelling in natural light from its southern exposure and provide the living space with an intrinsic connection to nature. Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) materials, state-of-theart heat recovery ventilation, solar passive radiant heating, high-level insulation, and triple-pane windows can achieve a reduction of heating requirements by up to 90% and reducing cooling by 60%, boosting homeowner comfort year round.
Through extensive due-diligence, Babyfoot Developments selected ROCKWOOL insulation as the supplier of choice because of the product’s dimensional stability, low VOC emissions ratings, natural material status and R-value stability.
Unlike other insulations, ROCKWOOL has reliable dimensional stability, meaning it will not sag, slump or expand and contract with temperature changes inside the wall cavities, leading to gaps in the building envelope (wall and roof assemblies).
Indoor air quality is also a key component of a healthy home. ROCKWOOL does not emit off-gasses that can release VOCs into the air for occupants to breathe in. Babyfoot designs offer a robust home design that incorporates optimal air quality by focusing on the integrity of the building envelope, as well as on controlled air changes. Another benefit of using ROCKWOOL is the materials sound-dampening characteristics, creating a truly tranquil environment, free of the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The envelope is optimized to avoid thermal bridging and allow the home to maintain moisture levels of 40% year round without concerns of unwanted condensation on any of the envelope interfaces. Fresh external air is continuously delivered throughout the home by an ultraefficient HRV via a HEPA filter that removes any sub-micron particulates, pollen and unwanted VOCs.
Regulated moisture levels, along with abundant fresh air, provide the homeowner with unparalleled comfort and wellbeing.
The construction of Babyfoot’s Next Generation homes demonstrates how standard construction methods and materials can be used to build a home and eliminate the need for heating and cooling systems in many geographic locations. This allows standard house building crews to construct a home, in the same amount of time and investment, with modern or traditional designs and greatly enhanced indoor comfort levels.