WHY Not NetZero ... We Did!
EcoSmart Prefab GREEN Net 0 Targeted Duplex
1602 Edward Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Our goal for this project was to demonstrate that we could build beautiful unique Net 0 homes that are economically viable. By vertically integrating construction services and utilizing a prefab wall system we reduced the cost of construction. By utilizing passive solar and an integrated design we hopefully have reduced building loads enough that our 6 kW PV system will produce as much energy as we consume.
The technical solution includes a high performance-building envelope that is approximately 12 inch thick with triple glazed windows, Energy Star + appliances, Nest thermostat, LED lighting, ERV, heat pump hot water heater and a 95% efficient condensing furnace. There is no cooling other than with natural ventilation provided by opening windows, screen doors and our BIG ASS fan. For Side B we utilized the same technology other than there is no PV system, an HRV instead of an ERV and a gas hot water heater.
Prefab Wall System
Hand Picked Team
Integration of services including PM, CM, Design and trade services to reduce cost
Leadership: Net 0 Demonstration Project
Density: Infill Project close to City Core
Transportation: Close to work, bike paths, river and bus routes
Passive: Passive solar design principles
Economics: Net 0 Energy with a Positive Return on Investment Furniture: Recycled, Cradle to Cradle, Local, rapidly renewable materials