Vision Statement
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
2009 NZEH Award Recipients
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Jun 12, 2008
Net-Zero Energy Home Awards Event
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May 27, 2008
A Call To Action For NZEH Development and Deployment
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May 27, 2008
Strategy Framework For NZEH Development and Deployment
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Feb 26, 2008
Vancouver NZEH Forum
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Oct 19, 2007
2007 Timber Framers Guild Conference, Montebello, Quebec
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Jul 09, 2007
'Towards Net Zero Energy--Measuring Net-Zero Energy Homes'
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Jun 14, 2007
Calgary Forum--Getting to Zero: Exploring Opportunities For Net Zero Energy Homes in Alberta
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Apr 12, 2007
Ontario Forums--Getting to Zero: Defining the Path to Net Zero Energy Home Construction
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Nov 01, 2006
Net-Zero Energy Home Workshop, Ottawa
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Net-Zero Energy Home Awards 2009
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The Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) Coalition is an incorporated, multi-stakeholder organization comprised of Canadian champions in advanced energy efficient residential construction and building products, the utility sector, research and development and, manufacturing and deployment of onsite renewable energy technologies. The objective of the Coalition is to advance the benefits of the more efficient use of zero or very low impact resources including cleaner air and healthier homes, climate protection and, economic development opportunities resulting from the expanded manufacturing and deployment of energy efficient technologies and appliances and onsite renewable energy generation in Canada's residential marketplace.

What is a net zero energy home?

A net-zero energy home is capable of producing, at minimum, an annual output of renewable energy that is equal to the total amount of its annual consumed/purchased energy from energy utilities.

Coalition Background

In 2004, a group of forward looking home builders and developers of new decentralized energy systems began meeting to discuss how residential energy could be supplied in a sustainable manner which minimized the production of greenhouse gases and created healthier and greener communities. The group agreed that there were already existing renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency/conservation technologies that allow homes to consume no energy on an annual net-basis and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since this time, the Coalition has made positive strides in promoting and establishing with decision makers a national Net-Zero Energy Home demonstration initiative with the support of Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC), Natural Resources Canada, Industry Canada and Environment Canada. The Coalition subsequently helped to develop a deployment plan for this demonstration. CMHC agreed to lead the initial phase of the demonstration initiative under its EQuilibrium™ initiative (formerly Net-Zero Energy Healthy Housing).

The Coalition continues to work with industry and other levels of government building support for NZEH deployment and providing expertise, knowledge and insight.

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General Information

Gordon Shields
Executive Director
613 - 823 - 8079

For Technology Specific inquiries:

Solar Energy

Meli Stylianou
Solar Buildings Research Network

Geo Exchange Systems

Ted Kantrowitz
Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

Energy Efficiency and Green Homes

Derek Satnik
Mindscape Innovations

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