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Steve Payne   

Construction Voyer breaks ground in Laval, Que. as part of a project to double the number of Net Zero Energy homes in Canada

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Net Zero Energy Homes produce as much energy as they consume. This demonstration project intends to show that this type of housing can be built cost-effectively by builders.

On Monday, Construction Voyer, Laval, broke ground in its home city northwest of Montreal as part of Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative Net Zero Energy demonstration project.

The project intends to demonstrate that Net Zero Energy homes can be built cost-effectively across Canada, on a community-level scale. Net zero homes produce at least as much energy as they consume.

Construction Voyer is the only builder from Quebec to be selected for the project. Construction Voyer will be building six Net Zero Energy condos for the project. The homes are expected to be completed in the winter of 2015/2016 and will be for sale to the general public during the summer months of 2015.

The event featured local politicians as well as representatives from Natural Resources Canada, Construction Voyer, Owens Corning Canada and APCHQ – région du Montréal métropolitain (Montreal Homebuilders Association).

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Over $4 million in funding and in-kind contributions from Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Owens Corning Canada and the building industry will allow for the construction of at least 25 Net Zero Energy homes in four provinces.

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