Posted on November 3, 2015 by Scott Gibson
Designers of a high-performance demonstration home in rural Quebec province didn't think it was enough to plan for low on-site energy costs, so they figured in how much extra electricity would be needed to power a plug-in vehicle to and from work 40 minutes away, and then brought the whole thing in for an estimated $2.30 in electricity per day.
The Edelweiss House in Wakefield, Quebec, a picturesque town on the Gatineau River northwest of Ottawa, is also the first home in Canada to be certified under the new version of LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify.
with the top ranking of Platinum.