Owens Corning Canada will host an awards ceremony on March 9 to celebrate a major milestone in the Canadian homebuilding industry. March 2016 marks the conclusion of a demonstration project that will see the completion of 26 Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Energy Ready homes in five Canadian communities.
This project proved that Net Zero Energy performance can be achieved using existing technology, and is viable for the average homeowner. Net Zero Energy homes produce at least as much energy as they consume.
Through Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Owens Corning Canada partnered with builders across Canada (Mattamy Homes – Calgary, Alberta; Reid’s Heritage Homes – Guelph, Ontario; The Minto Group – Ottawa, Ontario; Construction Voyer – Laval, Quebec; and Provident Development Inc. – Halifax, Nova Scotia) to build these five communities.
The evening at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa will include short presentations from each builder and keynote speeches by Natural Resources Canada, Owens Corning Canada, and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. An award ceremony will follow to present each builder with a recognition award for their contribution to the project.
For more information about the ecoEII Net Zero project, go to www.zeroenergy.ca.