©2008 The Minto Group
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          A Net Zero Energy LEED for Homes Platinum
                          Candidate

September 10th, 20...
The Canadian Mortgage and
                                 Housing Corporation
                                 launched i...
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Process:
         –   Integrated Design Charrette
         –   Detailed Design
         –   Quality Assurance
         –  ...
Home Design


•   2350 ft2
•   3 Bedroom
•   Flex Rooms
•   Oriented for Solar




September 10th, 2008   Green Building F...
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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Solar Shading

  WINTER                                         SUMMER




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival
...
Flex Rooms From the Top




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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To the Bottom




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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Natural Air Circulation




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

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Built Tight


• Double Wall
  Construction
• R60 Roof/Ceiling
  Insulation
• Triple Pane Low-E
  Argon Windows




Septemb...
Ventilate Right

   •   Extended roof for solar shading
   •   Open concept for air circulation
   •   Natural lighting
  ...
Hybrid Energy Systems




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Low Grid Impact

   •   ENERGY STAR appliances
   •   “All Off” switch and green plugs
   •   No Air Conditioning by Desig...
Grid-Tied Power Generation




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Water Conservation
• 1.9 gpm shower
  heads
• Rain water
  harvesting
      – Toilets
      – Irrigation
• Front Load Wash...
Hard Surface Flooring




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Renewable Energy Sources

  • 6 kW Photo Voltaic (PV) system
  • Solar thermal system for domestic
    hot water and heati...
Convenient Recycling




September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Other Green Features

    • Fun and educational staging
    • Superior air filtration
    • Rapidly renewable bamboo
     ...
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
September 10th, 2008   Green Building Festival

                       ©2008 The Minto Group
Inspiration:
The Next Generation of Homes
Presented by:
Andrew Pride, P.Eng, LEED® AP,
Vice President, Minto Green Team
Th...
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Inspiration is a CMHC EQuilibrium Zero-Energy Home award winner. It was built by Minto in Manotik Ontario.

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AndrewPride inspiration eco-home may2008

  1. 1. ©2008 The Minto Group
  2. 2. Welcome to A Net Zero Energy LEED for Homes Platinum Candidate September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  3. 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. 4. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  5. 5. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  6. 6. Process: – Integrated Design Charrette – Detailed Design – Quality Assurance – Demonstration – Monitoring September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  7. 7. Home Design • 2350 ft2 • 3 Bedroom • Flex Rooms • Oriented for Solar September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  8. 8. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  9. 9. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  10. 10. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  11. 11. Solar Shading WINTER SUMMER September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  12. 12. Flex Rooms From the Top September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  13. 13. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  14. 14. To the Bottom September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  15. 15. Natural Air Circulation September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  16. 16. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  17. 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. 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. 19. Hybrid Energy Systems September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  20. 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. 21. Grid-Tied Power Generation September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  22. 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. 23. Hard Surface Flooring September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  24. 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. 25. Convenient Recycling September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  26. 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. 27. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  28. 28. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  29. 29. September 10th, 2008 Green Building Festival ©2008 The Minto Group
  30. 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

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