Remodeling for Net Zero

January 27, 2011 - 2:00am

A Case Study: An Extreme Makeover for an Existing Edmonton House

An evening presentation by Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Inc.

Fact: 85% of the housing stock in use in 2050 has already been built. Can we actually transform our existing houses into net zero energy buildings? Accomplished net zero energy builder Peter Amerongen will break new ground and examine the formidable challenge of net zero remodeling. What are the steps? What does it cost? Based on years of experience with new net zero buildings Habitat Studio and Workshop has created a logical design sequence that results in the lowest possible cost with the least effort. This presentation will take an existing Edmonton residence through this fascinating design process.


Peter Amerongen is the President of Habitat Studio & Workshop Ltd. Habitat Studio has built all three of Edmonton’s net zero energy houses to date and has 6 other near net zero energy houses built or under construction. In the drive to achieve ultra energy efficiency in the most cost effective manner, Habitat has developed a methodology and a number of details and techniques that have broad application.

Cost: Free, no reservations necessary. Seating is first come, first served. Free refreshments

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Grant MacEwan University, CN Theatre – Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB