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Canada's First Net Zero Home has 50 Amazing Green Features

by , 08/19/11

Net Zero, VerEco, Canada, Reduce Energy Consumption, Increase energy efficiency, daylighting, solar panels, passive design, low energy consumption

We don’t want to take up your whole day by listing this building’s incredible green stats, so we’ll just break down what it does for the environment through a combination of sustainable materials, the integration of clean energy sources (such as a vast solar array), and passive design.

VerEco will save 40,000 kWh of electricity every year and divert 33 tons of carbon emissions from the environment. The home’s energy costs will go down by nearly $4,000 and the atmosphere will be spared 33 tons of carbon emissions. After being showcased at the Museum for so long, there’s no doubt that this incredible demo house will be snatched up by a smart progressive thinker looking to save money and spare the environment in one fell swoop!

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  1. veggiegirl August 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    There is a great duplex in Calgary, Alberta Canada:
    “LEED™ for Homes Platinum Target Net-Zero Energy Goal
    Our Brama Project is pair of semi-detached inner city
    Calgary townhomes based on a simple premise: design a building to take maximum advantage of the resources that are already there. It’s a landmark project in energy and resource efficiency, and it’s nice to look at too.”
    http://www.coleyhomes.com/brama_bend.html

    video of the technology used:
    Coley Homes – Brama Project – LEED Platinum Residential Home in Calgary Alberta
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4YZfRf5YCM

  2. ecologicdesign ecologicdesign August 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The title of this article is misleading as this is perhaps Saskatoon’s first Net-Zero house. The CMHC put out a Net-Zero building incentive program in 2005 for owners looking to construct houses. In the end they built 12 net-zero homes across the country. See the details here:

    http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/yohoyohe/heho/eqho/eqho_002.cfm

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