Net Zero Energy Home takes Calgary one step greener

Dec 19 2017, 10:48 am

Calgary’s newest Net Zero Energy Home is complete. The home is dubbed the net-zero home as it is able to produce as much energy as it uses annually, thus reducing household energy needs to a minimum.

Although the house is able to sustain itself, this does not mean that it is completely off of the energy grid, allowing for extra energy use if needed.

The Government of Canada is promoting the Net Zero design by sponsoring a $4-million program in Alberta in the form of the five-province, 25-home, EcoEnergy Innovation Initiative (EcoEII).

Mattamy Homes is a participant in this program and has built as many as five homes in Calgary’s northeast Cityscape community, which are now on sale.

Featuring energy efficiency, eco technology, healthy living, a thermal comfort envelope, high-performance windows and a cold climate heat pump, the 1685 square-foot home has a lot to offer. In the home there are three bedrooms and two and half baths.

On the outside, the house features smart LED lighting that requires 60% less energy to operate, and its insulation is about twice that of a normal homes. It has 40 roof top solar panels, and triple pane windows.

These are just some of the many features that the home is host to; the public can visit the newest net-zero show home this weekend.

Net-Zero at Mattamy Homes

Where: 10520 Metis Trail NE

When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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