A standard-setter in green property and sustainable housing, Sotramont was first to use a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure for the construction of 6 to 8 storey condo projects in Montreal.
Constantly innovating to reduce energy consumption in its residential programmes, Sotramont is able to offer increasingly adaptable and affordable energy-efficient homes.
Solid wood panels are engineered wood made of three, five, seven or nine layers of lumber board. The boards are first dried, and then stacked crosswise and glued together. This cross-lamination makes the solid wood panels much more dimensionally stable, in addition to giving them a high degree of strength and rigidity. The solid wood panels are thus composed of cross-laminated wood, and hence the technical name cross-laminated timber, or CLT.
Sotramont’s use of this technology in North America is consistent with its drive to be a leader in best practices for sustainable construction.
LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It’s an international mark of excellence certifying a building is designed, built, and operated according to the highest environmental standards. In Canada, the certifying organization is the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
The benefits of LEED® certification impact homeowners as much as developers and builders. LEED® homes use less energy and water and offer better indoor air quality than the average home.
There are four levels of certification determined by the number of points a project earns, with a maximum of 110. Points are scored in nine categories.