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Live Net-Zero

With ZeroHouse

Project 1: ZeroHouse

ZeroHouse is a 1000-square foot, net-zero energy, one bedroom townhouse prototype being built in collaboration with the Endeavour Centre. Representative of a single upper unit of a multi-unit stacked townhouse development, it surpasses the highest standards of sustainable construction.



Modular Construction

ZeroHouse is designed to test a variety of emerging sustainable building practices. It's modular construction allows it to showcase several different insulation and construction methods within a single house, all of which use net-zero carbon emission throughout construction


Using architectural design strategies which focus on passive conditioning, ZeroHouse's highly insulated walls and roof, paired with cross-ventilation and carefully designed shading, ensure a comfortable and efficient home.


By making use of innovative materials and prefabricated construction, the ZeroHouse has become a home that not only meets the needs of the planet, but also achieves a realistic market value. 



The unique construction process for this project began in May 2017, and was exhibited at the Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology from September 28 to October 8, 2017. The ZeroHouse is now under construction in Collingwood, Ontario, and will be monitored for research purposes upon completion.


Current Progress

The first ZeroHouse is in the final stage of permanent construction.