Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) received funding in Budget 2011 to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy in a cleaner and more efficient way. As part of this initiative, NRCan in partnership with Owens Corning Canada lead the housing industry in an effort to combat the ever growing effects of climate change and global warming.
Owens Corning Canada and buildABILITY Corporation worked with 5 leading homebuilders: Mattamy Homes, The Minto Group, Reid’s Heritage Homes, Construction Voyer, and Provident Developments to construct 26 net zero energy homes. These homes helped to set the standard for recognition of net zero energy homes in the marketplace. All houses were completed in March 2016.