CODY STUART, CREB NOW.
Even though it’s nearly winter, Calgary just got a little greener.
Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, has opened its first net- zero home in the city.
The first of five such homes set to be added to the northeast community of Cityscape are part of a national project that will double the number of net-zero homes – energy-efficient residences that generate as much energy as they consume on an annual basis – in Canada.
“This flagship project will help pave the way for Mattamy, as well as other production homebuilders, to make net-zero homes available in more communities,” said Mattamy Homes Canada president Brad Carr.
The 1,658-square-foot home features advanced insulation (the Owens Corning CodeBord Air Barrier System), Plygem triple-pane windows, Mitsubishi cold climate air source heat pump, Rheem high-efficiency domestic hot water heater, Eyedro real-time energy monitoring system and 40 SolarMax photovoltaic panels take care of generating the electricity needed in the home.