Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Presentation

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Presentation:</strong></td> <td>Tuesday, October 30 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Time:</strong></td> <td>7:00pm to 8:30pm (or so) with questions and answers time</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Where: </strong></td> <td>U of A, Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)<br />Room ETL-E 1-017 on the first floor.</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Cost:</strong></td><td>Free, no need to register.</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong> Who:</strong></td><td>General public, first come, first seating (come early)</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Speaker:</strong></td> <td>Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering, Edmonton</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td><strong>Sponsors:</strong></td> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.solaralberta.ca">Solar Energy Society — Northern Alberta Chapter</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/mece">UofA, Mechanical Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/inpr/su/eqho/index.cfm">CMHC Equilibrium Housing Initiative</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!--break--> <h3>Presentation </h3> <p>Come and hear an eye-opening discussion of what this house is all about, and what is now possible. It also helps you get the most out of the <a href="/node/1811">tour</a> (November 17).</p><p>How do we achieve net zero energy? Why are we able to heat it at -32 °C using 4 toasters? How are we able to heat it and power it with solar energy? Do we use geothermal too? How about cooling in the summer? Why don’t we need natural gas? Can we send any excess solar electricity back to the grid? How much will it cost? Is it for sale? What does it take for you to build one too? What can you do on your own home? </p><h3>Background </h3><p>A net zero energy house generates all its own heat and electricity on an annual basis! Is this really possible here in Edmonton’s cold northerly climate? Yes! </p><p>Canada&#39;s first 12 EQuilibrium net zero energy (NZE) houses are now being constructed across the country. Edmonton’s EQuilibrium house, the Riverdale NZE duplex, is the most northerly one and will be completed in February. See <a href="http://www.riverdalenetzero.ca" title="www.riverdalenetzero.ca">www.riverdalenetzero.ca</a>. </p><p>The technologies used in the house are all off the shelf. The way that they are designed and integrated into the house to achieve the net zero energy goal is new. </p><h3>Riverdale NetZero Project Team </h3><p>The team of 40+ Alberta specialists on the Riverdale NetZero house project has extensive experience in energy efficient house design and house building, solar heating and solar power engineering, sustainable materials, landscaping, water, technology transfer, research, banking, utilities, solar power and heating equipment, communication, and the environment. </p><p>The core project team consists of Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studio &amp; Workshop, Andy Smith of Solnorth Engineering, and Gordon Howell of Howell-Mayhew Engineering. The project is being developed by Peter Amerongen on a non-profit basis. </p><h3>CMHC’s EQuilbrium Housing Initiative </h3><p>EQuilibrium is a national sustainable housing initiative led by CMHC to develop homes and communities that address occupant health and comfort, energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy production, resource conservation, sustainable materials, reduced environmental impact and affordability. </p><p>EQuilibrium houses are leading the way in helping Canada&#39;s house building industry meet peoples&#39; concerns about energy&#39;s environmental damage, security, utility costs, and affordability. </p> </div> </div></div>