The homes, which produce as much energy as they use, are part of an NRCan-sponsored project designed to show how they can be built on a much larger scale by commercial home builders. Five developers across four provinces are building a total of 25 homes.
Canadian Consulting Engineer
reports that the homes use a range of energy-efficient measures to ensure that they achieve net-zero status. The building began in September 2014 when the first homes were started in Ontario.
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The latest wave of a series of net-zero energy homes is underway in Quebec.