Net-zero Homes

Location Type Site Area Description

Calgary, AB

Single Family

1.7 acres

In 2014, Q4A designed five discovery homes and two net-zero homes as part of an NRCAN initiative to promote net-zero within the housing industry. These homes showcased various technologies that provide alternative sources of energy and efficiencies.

  • Location Calgary, AB

  • Type Single Family

  • Site Area 1.7 acres

  • Description In 2014, Q4A designed five discovery homes and two net-zero homes as part of an NRCAN initiative to promote net-zero within the housing industry. These homes showcased various technologies that provide alternative sources of energy and efficiencies.

  • Roof: R60 blown cellulose

  • Main walls: R24 batt + R22.5 XPS (4.5”) Codebord = R42

  • Basement walls: R14 batt + R20 XPS (4”) Codebord = R32

  • Airtightness: 0.7 ACH at 50Pa

  • Hybrid heat pump water heater

  • Triple pane windows

  • HRV 79%

  • Central cold climate ASHP, SEER 15

  • Total Simulated Annual Energy Consumption: 47 GJ vs. a simulated code-built home at 125 GJ.

  • Photovoltaic panels