Gallery: Students in Alberta Create a Sustainable Modular Home for Fami...

The Canadian province of Alberta has experienced massive development in recent years as industries like forestry, mining and especially energy have moved in to take advantage of the natural resources. As a result, there has been a shortage of housing and a rise in housing costs for employees stationed across the province. Students at University of Calgary and Mount Royal University in Calgary have joined together to find a solution to the problem. The result is Borealis, a sustainable modular home that can be built quickly and easily in remote locations and moved whenever the job requires.

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  1. Diane Menke July 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    The appearance of the building is very nice. How are the skins attached to the frame since it mentions the frame can be dismantled to me moved = broken air seal. The only thing I don’t like is the living wall in the bathroom. And you never mentioned cost to build run or how you will manage waste or water. A septic system and a well in a remote area can easily cost $40K. Add the lot + the building and other utilities….thats all important information to understand when weighing a project’s feasibility.

    Diane Menke
    Myers Constructs Inc.

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