Babyfoot Developments Inc.

Babyfoot Developments Inc.

October 23, 2013 01:47 ET

Next Generation Living Here Today!

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2013) -

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Babyfoot Developments Inc. (www.BabyfootDevelopments.ca), a custom, Tarion home builder headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is launching a residential product line of affordable Next Generation Living homes. This new line of ultra-energy efficient, healthy homes is targeting health-conscious home owners, as well as, consumers with pre-disposition to air-borne allergens, dry skin, chemical sensitivities and respiratory irritation. The Babyfoot designs utilize the home's orientation in conjunction with unique architectural features to maximize solar heat gain in the winter months, reducing energy heating requirements by up to 90%.

Since the 1940's, most changes to the home environment in North America have aimed to improve durability, energy conservation, general comfort, and security, as well as aesthetics. However, few have been intended to improve health directly. Cases of asthma have risen by over 25% between 2001 and 2009. Today over 25 million Americans and over 3 million Canadians are asthmatic with the highest concentration of the disease among Canadian children - 13.4%.

Several studies have been conducted since the late 1990s to derive correlations between specific housing conditions and respiratory health. Although there is still much speculation on the causes of asthma and other respiratory illnesses, strong correlations have been found between a home's indoor air quality and kids' wellbeing. In fact, a study conducted as early as 2008, in the Province of Manitoba, found that 65% of kids' bedrooms had presence of mould and that there was a strong association between reported mould in households and pediatric cases of persistent colds and asthma.

Unlike people living in countries with milder climates, Canadians tend to stay indoors for an average of 6 months per year, subjecting themselves to poor air quality for extended periods of time. Babyfoot Developments' proprietary building envelope designs have been tailored to the Canadian climate and North American living habits. All bedrooms and living spaces in the house are provided with pre-filtered fresh air, allowing the removal of pollen, bacteria, particulates and any air-borne allergen. Babyfoot's Next Generation Living homes provide extreme homeowner comfort with active moisture control and uncompromised air quality while slashing space heating consumption by up to 90%. Earlier this month, Babyfoot has completed the construction of a 3,000 sq.ft., Energuide 87, model home in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and has been contracted to deliver several Next Generation Living custom residences starting in spring of 2014.

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