Renergy Foods Canada Inc. [renergyfoods]
What is your specialization in architecture?
We design and build biodome greenhouses using membrane architecture and agriculture technology. The use of ETFE pneumatic pillows allows the closed system to provide a consistent climate-controlled environment. Useful for many applications, Renergy's initial focus is on the agriculture industry where climate-control is of the utmost importance.
Is there a web page or blog where one could see something of your work?
Do you work with other architects? How is the team set up?
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For you, which new materials provoke the most interest?
ETFE, Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene. This material is remarkable for creating technological modern buildings. Compared to glass, ETFE weighs 99% less, transmits more light, and costs 25-75% less to install (depending on the design and application). It's also resilient, bearing up to 400x its own weight, lasting 50 years, and capable of stretching 3x its length without losing elasticity. Finally, it is self-cleaning (or highly non-stick) and carbon friendly.
Renergy uses ETFE to create pneumatic pillows that, with controlled air pressure systems, create thermal properties. These thermal properties keep the climate indoors consistent; Renergy uses the excess heat in other applications.
Bioclimactic architecture, domotic systems...do you think we are approaching a profound revolution in architecture?
Yes, certainly! Regardless of what the climate is doing, and with the constantly increasing cost of energy, people want to see better uses of the Earth's resources. Renergy's use of membrane architecture will help revolutionize Bioclimactic architecture. And Bioclimactic architecture is still in it's infancy.
Renergy Foods Canada Inc.