May 24, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Natural Resources Canada
Energy efficiency in buildings lowers costs, creates jobs and helps the environment. Promoting energy-efficient practices is key to Canada’s approach to a clean energy economy.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a federal investment of $2.5 million for the Sundance Housing Co-operative to retrofit 59 units of its wood frame townhouse complex in Edmonton to 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.
This demonstration 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.