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2005 Ontario Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition Forum

The Net Zero Energy Home (NZEH) Forum took place on January 19, 2005, as an initial step to furthering the sustainability agenda of Canadian homes.

2004 R-2000 & New Housing Initiatives at NRCan and their Applicability to NZEHs

R-2000 & New Housing Initiatives at NRCan and their applicability to Net-Zero Energy Homes

2004 Net-Zero Energy Home Workshop | Hosted by Industry Canada

Net-Zero Energy Home: A Sustainable Energy Solution for Canada – Addressing climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) represents a tremendous opportunity for Canadians to enjoy numerous environmental and social benefits…

2005 Ontario Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition Forum

Final Forum Report and Presentations

The Net Zero Energy Home (NZEH) Forum took place on January 19, 2005, as an initial step to furthering the sustainability agenda of Canadian homes.  The coupling of energy efficiency, conservation measures, and on-site generation methods were investigated as a means for enabling the home to, at a minimum, produce as much electrical energy (plug load) as it would consume on average over the entire year.  Stakeholders from not-for-profit groups, private industries, and government institutions were present as attendees and contributors to the event.

This report summarizes the salient points of interest realized throughout the day.  An overview of the presentations, breakout group discussions, and main themes and questions is provided, preceded by a general overview of the day’s findings and considerations for next steps.

Read the full Final Forum Report
View the NZEH Coalition presentation: Powering Canadian Homes Through Conservation, Supply & Innovation
View the presentation by Davis Energy Group: U.S. Perspective on Market-Rate Zero Energy New Homes

2004 R-2000 & New Housing Initiatives at NRCan and their Applicability to NZEHs
NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA | 2004

R-2000 & New Housing Initiatives at NRCan

and their applicability to Net-Zero Energy Homes

View the full presentation document.

2004 Net-Zero Energy Home Workshop | Hosted by Industry Canada

Net-Zero Energy Home:

A Sustainable Energy Solution for Canada

Addressing climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) represents a tremendous opportunity for Canadians to enjoy numerous environmental and social benefits, while at the same time driving innovation and generating economic benefits, such as increased exports and enhanced productivity. While innovations will certainly increase Canada’s ability to reduce GHGs, existing processes and established technologies will also play a critical role in attaining these objectives and moving the country towards more sustainable development. 

The Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition, a multi-stakeholder, has developed a novel concept for Canada to become a world leader in the design and development of highly efficient new homes that require minimal energy to operate. Specifically, the Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) would employ existing renewable energy products and proven energy efficiency/conservation technologies in such a way that a home’s annual output of electricity to the grid would be at least equal to the amount of power the home would purchase from the grid. This technically feasible concept would lead to a number of other benefits as well, including a significant reduction in residential GHG emissions (equal to six percent of the national total), reduced air pollutants, a lower need for future electricity infrastructure, job creation, increased manufacturing activity and increased investment in the economy, to name a few.

Read the full report. (Also available in French)

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