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AndrewPride inspiration eco-home may2008

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Inspiration is a CMHC EQuilibrium Zero-Energy Home award winner. It was built by Minto in Manotik Ontario.

Inspiration is a CMHC EQuilibrium Zero-Energy Home award winner. It was built by Minto in Manotik Ontario.

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  • 1. ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 2. Welcome to A Net Zero Energy LEED for Homes Platinum Candidate September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 3. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation launched its EQuilibrium Housing Initiative in 2007. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, InspirationTM – the Minto ecohome, will deliver healthy, energy-efficient housing that produces as much energy as it consumes on a yearly basis. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 4. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 5. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 6. Process: – Integrated Design Charrette – Detailed Design – Quality Assurance – Demonstration – Monitoring September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 7. Home Design • 2350 ft2 • 3 Bedroom • Flex Rooms • Oriented for Solar September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 8. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 9. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 10. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 11. Solar Shading WINTER SUMMER September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 12. Flex Rooms From the Top September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 13. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 14. To the Bottom September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 15. Natural Air Circulation September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 16. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 17. Built Tight • Double Wall Construction • R60 Roof/Ceiling Insulation • Triple Pane Low-E Argon Windows September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 18. Ventilate Right • Extended roof for solar shading • Open concept for air circulation • Natural lighting • Cross ventilation • Operable transoms for security September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 19. Hybrid Energy Systems September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 20. Low Grid Impact • ENERGY STAR appliances • “All Off” switch and green plugs • No Air Conditioning by Design • Compact Fluorescent Lighting • ECM motors • Natural Gas dryer & stove September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 21. Grid-Tied Power Generation September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 22. Water Conservation • 1.9 gpm shower heads • Rain water harvesting – Toilets – Irrigation • Front Load Washer September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 23. Hard Surface Flooring September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 24. Renewable Energy Sources • 6 kW Photo Voltaic (PV) system • Solar thermal system for domestic hot water and heating • Solar air system provides pre- tempered air during the heating season • Rainwater Harvesting • Drain water heat recovery September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 25. Convenient Recycling September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 26. Other Green Features • Fun and educational staging • Superior air filtration • Rapidly renewable bamboo flooring and cabinetry • Recycled glass tiles • Recycled paper counter tops September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 27. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 28. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 29. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  • 30. Inspiration: The Next Generation of Homes Presented by: Andrew Pride, P.Eng, LEED® AP, Vice President, Minto Green Team The Minto Group green@minto.com September 10th, 2008 ©2008 The Minto Group