Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Tour

<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>Where:</strong></td><td>Riverdale NetZero House, 10004 87 Street, open to all, free </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td><strong>When:</strong></td><td>Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td><strong> What:</strong></td><td> Installed solar heating and solar power systems, high performance windows, partially-insulated walls, insulation details, ultra efficient wall construction, air tightness, and heat recovery water and ventilation. Discover details, ask questions, learn for your own house.</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td><strong>More Info:</strong> </td><td> For more information and tours, please e-mail <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">info</span> [at] <span class="d">riverdalenetzero [dot] ca</span></span> </td></tr></tbody></table><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>