Net Zero Test Homes

Geoff Hodgins Architect is working with the National Research Council (NRC) and EAL Construction to design and build two identical net-zero-ready townhomes on the NRC campus in Ottawa. The objective is to surpass the net-zero minimal energy standard using readily available and cost effective construction materials and detailing. As well, the building envelope is being designed and built in a manner that allows its non-structural components to be removed and replaced with different products facilitating comparative testing. Construction will be completed by spring 2017.