ROXUL insulation key component to energy efficient homes that use 90% less heating and 60% less cooling energy than a standard home

MILTON, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - ROXUL is the key ingredient in a new model home unveiled by Babyfoot Developments that offers homeowners the chance to see a custom home design that uses 90% less heating and 60% less cooling energy than any standard home. Babyfoot Developments' comprehensive approach to home building selects easily available, ecofriendly products in their home designs that use less energy than the average home while maintaining comfort and style.

The construction of Babyfoot's New Generation Living home demonstrates how standard construction methods and materials can be used to build a home that eliminates the need for heating and cooling systems in many geographic locations. In the same amount of time and investment, a house building crew, can produce a home with very little environmental footprint that is both modern, stylish and comfortable.

This healthy home design uses low VOC materials, state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation, solar passive radiant heating, high-level insulation, and triple-pane windows that all combine to produce a low energy home.

Through extensive due-diligence, ROXUL insulation was selected because of the product's dimensional stability, low VOC emissions ratings, natural material status and R-value stability. "When compared to other insulations, ROXUL scored highest in the properties we were looking for in a high-performance envelope: dimensional stability, no outgassing, mold resistant and water resistant. It was an easy choice for us," said Paolo Baragetti, President of Babyfoot Developments.

"We are proud to support developers like Babyfoot Developments that are challenging the conventional thought process on home building. It is developers like this that will change the home building landscape," said Mike Benetti, Residential and Interior Solutions Segment Manager with ROXUL. "ROXUL offers residential products that have multiple benefits to the developer and homeowner including fire resistance, water repellency, non-corrosive and resistance to mold and bacterial growth - all properties that add to a healthy home."

Babyfoot Developments' all-inclusive, healthy home exceeds building standards by design and delivery of an uncompromised building envelope meaning the indoor temperature is not influenced by the outdoors. This model home offers insulated footings and foundation walls; a truly continuous vapour barrier; and thermally separated roof, garage, balcony, and porches.

In-door air quality is also a key component of a healthy home and the extensive use of ROXUL insulation ensures this home is thermally comfortable and healthy. ROXUL does not emit off-gasses that can release VOCs into the air for occupants to breathe in. This house design offers 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. The insulation choice also offers homeowners sound-dampening characteristics, creating a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

To learn more about ROXUL, visit www.roxul.com for the complete line up of interior and exterior insulations. To learn more about Babyfoot Development's healthy homes, visit www.babyfootdevelopments.ca.

About ROXUL Inc.

ROXUL Inc., located in Milton, Ontario, and Grand Forks, British Columbia is a subsidiary of Rockwool® International, the world's largest producer of stone wool insulation.  Rockwool International is a publicly held company, which trades on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.  Operating 27 factories, the Rockwool Group employs over 9800 people in 40 countries and features a global network of sales companies, trade offices and dedicated commercial partners.  ROXUL's products are fire resistant, water repellent, non-corrosive and are resistant to mold, fungi and bacteria growth. Our Milton facility is certified to produce products containing up to 40% recycled content.

SOURCE ROXUL Inc.

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