Net Zero Energy homes have already been completed in Canada (2010). Quite outdated now, as the photo voltaic power costs have dropped dramatically this fall, as well as other materials for green construction. Still extremely valuable information.
"Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost" With Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studio and Workshop
Solar Seminar, April 14, 2010
Grant MacEwan University
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Getting as close as possible to Net Zero Energy here on the northern prairies can be a daunting and expensive challenge. With our cold weather and long winter nights, it requires a careful blend of conservation in all its forms, passive and active solar collection, and solar electricity. Having worked through the obstacles to net zero energy for three successful projects to date, Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studio and Workshop has begun to identify a logical series of steps for designing for maximum net energy reduction at the lowest incremental cost. The sequence applies also to net-zero ready and near zero projects.
Canadian Government Grants and Incentives -Homes
Canadian Government Case Studies, Success stories, and ready to use articles.
Canadian Manufacturers, retailers, and Utilities
Canadian EnerGuide Rating system for Homes and Appliances
Natural Resources Canada Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada Website