Right near the Experimental Farm in Carlington, is Ottawa’s first Net-Zero home development project by RND Construction. In this new development, nine homes were built (3 singles, 6 semis) above and beyond the code for homes in Canada, making them extremely energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and Net-Zero ready. The addition of solar panels will make them true Net-Zero.
These homes have received several labels and certifications including EnerGuide, ESNH, R-2000, and are all Net-Zero ready. All the homes heating and cooling systems are managed by energy-efficient air-source Dettson heat pumps, and the AeroBarrier was completed by Airtight Home Technologies. This is the first net-zero ready community in the Ottawa area.
|Label/Certification: EnerGuide, ESNH, R-2000, NZ ready||Heating Load: BTU/hr|
|Location: Ottawa, ON||Cooling Demand: BTU/hr ( tons)|
|Year Completed: 2021||Primary Energy: 82 kWh/(m².a)|
|Designer/Architect: Hobin Architects||Airtightness: ACH, CFM/ft2 (NLR), in2/100 ft2 (NLA)|
|HVAC: TBD||Slab: R-10|
|Builder: RND Construction||Above Grade Walls: R-24 + R-5ci|
|Above Grade Floor Area: ft2||Below Grade Walls: R-22 + R-15ci|
|Below Grade Floor Area: ft2||Ceiling: R-60|
|Heat Demand: TBD||Ventilation: vanEE V150E75NS ERV SRE 75%|
|Windows: Dalmen U-1.25, 0.41||Heating/Cooling: Dettson – Supreme and Alize (CCASHP) with Dettson Smart Duct System|
|Hot Water: Rheem – Proterra Hybride Heat Pump Water Heater UEF 3.75||Renewables: Execon Roofing and Solar|
|AeroBarrier: Airtight Home Tech||Drain Water Heat Recovery: Thermo Drain TDH3335B 42.1% Efficient|
|Total Conditioned Floor Area: ft2|