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VerEco Home Wins Chapter Technology Award

posted Apr 5, 2011, 3:16 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Apr 5, 2011, 4:24 PM ]
The VerEco Home (submitted by Kelly Winder and Ronn Lepage) has been selected for the Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter Technology Award. This means it will go on to be judged against other projects in our ASHRAE region (BC to MB and Oregon to Alaska).

At the last chapter meeting we toured the home and Ronn Lepage gave us a presentation. This is a fascinating project and we encourage everyone to take the tour at the Western Development Museum.

"The VerEco Home, located at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and built by VerEco Homes Inc. and WSE Technologies, produces as much energy as it uses. The home is designed as a living, interactive exhibit to educate the community on home design techniques that help reduce environmental and economic impact. To meet the needs of Saskatchewan’s cold climate, while creating a net-zero building, a team of local experts led by Dr. Rob Dumont of Dumont and Associates incorporated energy efficient products and technologies readily available to all home builders.

The VerEco Home is designed to be a Net Zero home which means it will produce as much energy as it uses on an annual basis. The home is also targeted for LEED certification demonstrating its environmental sustainability not only addresses energy but also innovation and design, site sustainability, water efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and awareness and education. The VerEco Home has a gross area of 1440 square feet with net living area of 1220 square feet."

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Last year, Chris Conley was recognized at the regional level with both the institutional and commercial technology awards for his designs at the Shaw Centre and Cameco Operations Centre respectively. We'll cross our fingers for another Saskatoon win!
ASHRAE Saskatoon,
Apr 5, 2011, 3:40 PM