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Gbf08 e quilibrium_houses

  1. 1. Green Building Festival, Toronto September 10, 2008 Woytek Kujawski, M.Arch, LEEDTM AP Senior Researcher Sustainable Housing Policy and Research www.cmhc.ca
  2. 2. CMHC’s Policy and Research Division  Over 60 years of housing research  Research areas include:  Efficiency of Housing Markets  Research is posted on  Needs of Communities CMHC’s website at  Needs of individuals www.cmhc.ca  Building Performance and  Our latest initiative is : Technology  Improved Data CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  3. 3. CMHC’s EQuilibriumTM Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative  National residential design-build- demonstrate-monitor initiative led by CMHC The Now HouseTM  To develop homes, and eventually Toronto, ON communities With benefits for future generations CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  4. 4. CMHC’s EQuilibriumTM Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative Health Indoor air quality Daylighting Noise Control Core principles: Water Quality  Health and comfort  Energy efficiency  Resource conservation  Environmental impact  Affordability Energy Total Net Annual Energy Consumption Renewable Energy Strategy Peak Electricity Demand Embodied Energy Strategy CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  5. 5. CMHC’s EQuilibriumTM Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative – Vision  Aims to reduce the homeowner’s need for Solar hot water energy collectors  Uses readily available technologies  Can be applied to a variety of housing models  Build interest and capacity within the industry Slab hot water radiant heat distribution system Photovoltaic roofing tiles CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  6. 6. Features of an EQuilibriumTM House EQTM incorporates:  Climate-specific passive solar design  Energy and resource-efficient construction methods, materials and appliances to build the best building first and only then use the technologies such as  Integrated renewable energy systems to achieve net zero energy goal and even sell the excess of energy ÉcoTerraTM Eastman, QC CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  7. 7. Benefits Homeowner benefits:  Lower utility bills Avalon Discovery 3 Red Deer, AB  Healthier space  Additional, renewable sources of energy  Greener choice for the environment A better future with all above CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  8. 8. Benefits Builder benefits:  Establish a reputation  Meet the needs of Canadians Community benefits:  Reduction of infrastructure  Reduction of costs  Healthy & liveable communities  Land, water and habitat conservation  Protection of existing ecosystems CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  9. 9. CMHC’s EQuilibriumTM Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative – Context EQuilibriumTM Market Research Findings based on approx 2300 respondents  90% are interested in an EQuilibriumTM-type home  86% are interested in a residence that uses alternative energy sources  48% better for environment  34% cheaper to operate  81% of those planning to renovate are interested in improving energy efficiency CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  10. 10. The Demonstration Projects 72 20 12 + current Second Phase = ? CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  11. 11. The Demonstration Projects The Laebon CHESS Project: Case Study # 1 An energy-efficient bungalow Red Deer, AB CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  12. 12. The Demonstration Projects Riverdale NetZero Project: Case Study # 2 An energy-efficient duplex Downtown Edmonton, AB CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  13. 13. The Demonstration Projects Inspiration - The Minto EcoHome: Case Study # 3 A single family home Ottawa, ON CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  14. 14. The Demonstration Projects ÉcoTerraTM: A two-storey detached home Eastman, QC CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  15. 15. The Demonstration Projects Avalon Discovery 3: A single family home Red Deer, AB CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  16. 16. The Demonstration Projects Alstonvale Net Zero House: A single-family detached house Hudson, QC CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  17. 17. The Demonstration Projects The Now HouseTM: Retrofit of a 60 year old wartime house Toronto, ON CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  18. 18. The Demonstration Projects Abondance le Soleil: An energy and resource-efficient triplex Verdun, QC CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  19. 19. The Demonstration Projects Urban Ecology: An infill project Winnipeg, MB CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  20. 20. The Demonstration Projects Top of the Annex TownHomes: Three energy-efficient townhomes Downtown Toronto, ON CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  21. 21. The Demonstration Projects Echo Haven: A complete community of 25 healthy, low-impact homes Calgary, AB CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  22. 22. The Demonstration Projects YIPI! Net Zero Footprint Housing: A durable infill-ready house Prince Albert, SK CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
  23. 23. www.cmhc.ca type EQ in a Search box 1 800 668 2642

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