An interesting article on how Edmonton is a hotspot for net-zero housing: http://shar.es/1mtrSW
Congratulations to Peter Amerongen on winning "Net-Zero Energy Home Champion of the Year" and to the team at Habitat Studio & Workshop Ltd on winning "Net-Zero Energy Home Product of the Year" for their PV Awning. I believe this is the very awning that is on Conrads house.
In response to this question by Kristina:
“We want to build just West of Edmonton and are having trouble finding someone with knowledge of passive solar and super insulated building practices. Any recommendations?”
I wanted to list the builders that I know who have a track record of building truly energy efficient houses. From what I’ve heard and experienced, any of the following companies could build a house that truly pushes the envelope in energy efficiency and general greenitude.
It’s well known that I’m very happy with my experience with this Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd. No one has built a greener and more solarized house in Edmonton than these guys!
I’m going strictly from word of mouth on this one. Effect Home Builders is apparently building a net zero project in Belgravia.
The House Company could build more, greener houses. They definitely know how to though, if the client pushes them on it.
Do you have a green builder to recommend to Green Edmonton readers?