Open House Exhibits the Latest and Best in Sustainable Building Technologies
Since April of 2012, the students and faculty of The Endeavour Centre have been working on creating a home that showcases the best in sustainable new construction. Join them on March 9th to check out their success and admire the green building possibilities.
Taking the Living Building Challenge in Peterborough © The Endeavour Centre
The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school, was in a unique position to design and build a home to uncompromising environmental standards. They did just that, and involved their students in the creation of one of the greenest homes in North America.
|A look at when The Endeavour Centre home was just a vision||A high performance home on a shoe string budget|
|Green homes are better suited to face a changing climate||LEED Platinum and luxury automated living|
Every aspect of the home was designed, sourced and built to meet rigorous environmental standards with features that include:
- Urban infill siting
- Regionally and ethically sourced renewable building materials
- Prefabricated straw bale wall panels
- Net zero energy use, featuring photovoltaic electricity and solar hot water
- Home energy monitoring and programmable dashboard
- Zero emissions Air Source Heat Pump for heating and cooling
- Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system
- Full rainwater harvesting and treatment
- Complete composting toilet system
- All non-toxic materials and finishes
- Passive solar design and triple glazed windows
- Barrier free main floor design
On March 9th, staff and students of The Endeavour Centre invite you to come take a tour. Meet the designers and builders, take photos and take away fact sheets that detail all the aspects of the home.
With a fraction of the environmental impact of a conventional home, this house is affordable, buildable, comfortable, and healthy for future occupants. Hats off to Chris Magwood and all the folks involved in bringing this home to life!
Open House: March 9th, 2013 10am - 4pm, 136½ James Street, Peterborough, Ontario.