Aerial view of a Net-Zero home (Photo courtesy Reid's Heritage Homes) Net-zero homes only use as much electricity as is produced from on-site renewables.

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced an investment of over $2,445,000 toward the construction of energy-efficient residential buildings across Canada.

The funding will support a project led by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) that will enable seven housing builders to construct net-zero energy and net-zero energy ready residential buildings in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

The project is looking to demonstrate it is possible to construct net-zero energy ready housing with reduced cost and construction time, which will in turn inspire energy-efficient changes throughout Canada’s construction industry.

The investment is part of the government’s commitment to fight climate change, advance our clean energy future, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Buildings and homes contribute approximately 17 percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Net-zero energy buildings are designed and constructed to produce at least as much energy as they consume on an annual basis.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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