Insulation Choice is Key to Prestigious Kanata Lakes Apartments’ Greener Way of Life

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Groupe Lépine and KinLar Insulation are partnering to create a greener way of life for luxury apartment residents at the Kanata Lakes Apartment complex in Ottawa’s West End, with environmentally friendly insulation exceeding Ontario code by at least 160%.

Insulation project by Kinlar insulation

Kanata Lakes Complex

We are delighted to be working with such a forward thinking company as Groupe Lépine

Announcing Groupe Lépine’s insulation contractor of choice for their luxurious Kanata Lakes Apartment complex. KinLar Insulation is proud to provide insulation services to Groupe Lépine for this prestigious construction project, with the application of high efficiency spray foam insulation beginning this week.

There is a strong synergy between the approaches of both companies and their concerns for the environment. Groupe Lépine strives to design and build properties that promote a greener way of life. KinLar Insulation is expert in the application of Polarfoam PF-7300-0 SOYA an insulation material made from recycled plastic and SOYA, but also with the highest insulation R value available. Residents of the Kanata Lakes Apartments will benefit from the application of a full 4 ½ inches of spray foam insulation providing both an air and vapour barrier preventing heat loss in the winter and cooling loss in the summer, exceeding the Ontario building code by 160%, and dramatically reducing energy costs. Unlike conventional fibreglass insulation, spray foam insulation does not degrade over time and provides a complete seal, so the environmental benefits will be felt for the entire lifetime of the building.

Groupe Lépine chose KinLar Insulation because they are CUFCA certified (Canadian Urethane Foam Insulation) contractors with the necessary skills and resources to complete a construction project of this scale and complexity. Tod King of KinLar Insulation commented, “We are delighted to be working with such a forward thinking company as Groupe Lépine”.

In addition to green construction techniques the Kanata Lakes Apartments also feature:

  •     Parking stalls for charging electric vehicles
  •     CFL lighting
  •     EnergyStar rated appliances
  •     Smart electricity meters
  •     Low E gas sealed glass and Window blinds provided on all windows to ensure maximum energy efficiency winter and summer
  •     High efficiency natural gas boiler located in the lower garage levels allowing excess heat to be dispersed in the underground garage area
  •     Landscaping irrigation system throughout supplied from a ground source well
  •     Landscaped green roofs covering two thirds of building areas
  •     Car sharing program

With occupancy starting in Fall 2011 residents of Kanata Lakes Apartments will no doubt benefit from the environmentally conscious approach of Group Lépine and KinLar Insulation for decades to come.

About Groupe Lépine

Over the past 60 years, Groupe Lépine has earned a sterling reputation as a national leader in multi-family residential development. The company, among the top Canadian residential real estate development companies, is a family-run business focused on quality of service. From concept and design to marketing and property management, Groupe Lépine is involved in every aspect of each project. With the construction of Kanata Lakes Apartments, a new level of sophistication, design excellence, elegance and energy efficiency is achieved. Residents will enjoy all the advantages of a luxury condo without the responsibilities and complications inherent in condo ownership.

About KinLar Insulation

Founded by Tod King and Jean-Francois Larente in 2008, KinLar Insulation is a full service insulation contractor, specializing in spray foam insulation and serving Eastern Ontario. KinLar is CUFCA certified (Canadian Urethane Foam Insulation) as well as being a member in good standing of the BBB, GOHBA (Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association), Renomark, and Canada Green Building council.


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