Time's nearly up for the year-long exhibition of Canada's very first Net Zero Home in Saskatoon. Located just in front of the Western Development Museum, small VerEco ecological building isn't the sexiest design we've featured, but it's definitely one of the smartest. Prices for the VerEco start at just $128 per square foot - a fraction of what many will pay for far fewer green features. The demo home saves a whole boatload of carbon emissions, energy and water through its smart design - which we hope to see replicated throughout Canada!
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!