Entries by David Dodge from 07/2014

The Rise of Net-Zero Homes

| Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Impact

Over the course of a year a net-zero home will generate as much energy as it consumes. They've been around for less than 10 years, but these buildings and the thinking behind them are taking North America by storm. 

Chasing Net-Zero Through Location and Innovation

| Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Impact

Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable is it?

This Net Zero Home Will Blow Your Mind

| Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Impact

It's a beautiful, livable, functional net-zero experiment -- welcome to the home of architect Shafraaz Kaba. Sitting on a corner lot, at the top of the bank of the North Saskatchewan River, the home is a tall and narrow three-story home with solar modules and a flat roof.