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  • Presentation for Canadian Renovators Council CHBA October 22, 2010 www.cmhc.ca
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Update EQuilibrium TM Housing Status of the Initiative EQuilibrium Housing InSights EQuilibrium Communities Status of the Initiative 2010 Canadian Housing Observer EQ Performance Indicators The Laebon CHESS Project Red Deer, AB Avalon Discovery 3 Red Deer, AB
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Housing Demonstration Projects Construction Completed Abondance le Soleil, Montral, QC Avalon Discovery 3, Red Deer, AB EcoTerra, Eastman, QC Inspiration the Minto ecohome, Ottawa, ON Abondance le Soleil Montral, QC Inspiration the Minto ecohome Ottawa, ON
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Housing Demonstration Projects Construction Completed Now House, Toronto, ON Riverdale NetZero Project, Edmonton, AB The Green Dream Home, Kamloops, BC The Laebon CHESS Project, Red Deer, AB Riverdale NetZero Project Edmonton, AB The Green Dream Home Kamloops, BC
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Housing Demonstration Projects Still To Come Alstonvale Net Zero House, Hudson, QC destroyed by fire TBD Echo Haven, Calgary, AB (November 2010) Urban Ecology, Winnipeg, MB (November 2010) Harmony House, Burnaby, BC The Moncton VISION Home, Moncton, NB Urban Ecology Winnpeg, MB
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Housing InSight Completed Titles Avalon Discovery 3 Passive Solar Design Now House Exterior Envelope Retrofit Riverdale NetZero Deep Wall System Active Solar Thermal System Passive Solar Design
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION EQuilibrium Housing InSight Completed Titles - New Avalon Discovery 3 Active Solar Heating Slab-on-grade Foundation and Finished Attic Space Double Structural Insulated Panel Walls Integrated Photovoltaic System coTerra Passive Solar Design
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  • The EQ houses are performing well Householders use more electricity than predicted by developers and energy modellers PV output meets predictions in summer but is less than predicted in winter Many assumptions in prediction process Shading, snow effects are likely culprits Monitoring Results General Trends
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  • EcoTerra
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  • From January 2010 through mid-July: Avalon with an 8.2 kW system produced about 5600 kWh CHESS with a 6.7 kW system produced about 6000 kWh Predictive programs could not deal with the subtleties of shading Real vs predicted PV
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  • Avalon Discovery 3 - March 21 st Shadow Patterns
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  • Shading study seems accurate for Avalon
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  • CHESS system has no shading
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  • Electrical consumption for lights and appliances
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  • A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canadas CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation EQuilibrium TM Communities Initiative CMHC/NRCan funding for six community development projects to improve performance: Energy Land use and housing Transportation Water, wastewater and stormwater Natural environment Financial viability Measure, showcase and share what works
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  • A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canadas CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation transit-oriented development in Fort Road community renewal project on former industrial land within walking distance of a LRT station/bus terminal over 1,400 m 2 commercial/retail, daycare, community facilities 220 affordable and market homes: townhomes, mid/high-rise apartments Station Pointe, Edmonton Image courtesy of Hartwig Architects Inc.
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  • A collaborative initiative between Natural Resources Canadas CanmetENERGY and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Ottawas planned South Nepean Town Centre walking distance of existing shopping and bus rapid transit station over 1,000 homes (stacked townhouses to mid-rise apartments) over 25,000 m 2 of commercial/retail space, civic uses, public open space Ampersand, Ottawa
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION CMHC On Builders Team Canadian Housing Observer 2010 edition just released Feature article Housing and the Economy Online version data tables
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION Ongoing Renovation Research Basement Wall Insulation Retrofit Monitoring
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION Ongoing Renovation Research Performance Analysis of Residential Hot Water Efficiency Devices Instantaneous DHW Savings Payback Period for Green Building Features in Single Family Detached Dwellings Sustainable Building Envelope Retrofits for Existing Homes Design and Specification for NZ Building Envelope Retrofits Green Renovators Guide
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  • CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION Ongoing Renovation Research Recently Completed: Cold Climate Radon Mitigation External Research Program This research project investigated how radon mitigators working cold climates mitigate radon. Results indicate that while an outside fan with vertical ducting works adequately in temperate parts of North America, the colder parts may require additional measures to avoid icing, such as vent insulation or locating the vent in a heated location.
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  • Duncan Hill Sustainable Housing Policy and Research www.cmhc.ca 1-800-668-2984 dhill@cmhc.ca