The Government of Canada announced it is investing $2.5 million towards deep energy retrofits at 59 Sundance Housing Co-operative in Edmonton. When complete, all 51 units of the wood frame townhouse complex will be net-zero ready.
The retrofit will focus on installing new, energy-efficient exterior wall panels, which will be designed and fabricated off-site by using digital imaging. The panels will be installed over the existing exterior walls, thus requiring no demolition and allowing the work to be done quickly and with less disruption to occupants.
“The transition to a clean energy economy requires collective action to make Canada’s buildings more energy-efficient,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “This project is an example of how the Government of Canada is collaborating closely with partners to develop innovative solutions that will benefit all Canadians, putting more money in their pockets while reducing pollution.”
The project aims to accelerate the uptake of panelized prefabricated deep energy retrofits across North America — cutting costs and reducing pollution. Natural Resources Canada is funding the project through its Energy Innovation Program (EIP), which supports initiatives to accelerate clean technology development.
The project is also part of Canada’s $180-billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.
The global shift underway toward a cleaner, greener economy is a crucial moment for the Canadian economy. From May 27 to 29, 2019, Canada will welcome over 25 countries to this year’s Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Ministerial to discuss a future that is cleaner, brighter and more prosperous for generations to come.
Canada will showcase its leadership in cleantech innovation, champion the issue of gender equality, youth and Indigenous peoples in clean energy and promote Canada as a global investment destination. Learn more at: http://cem-mi-vancouver2019.ca/.