Construction Voyer has been chosen as one of five Canadian home builders to participate in the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) to build net-zero energy homes across the country, and is the only company chosen in Québec.
“This project is very important to Voyer. It aligns with our commitment to the environment and utilizing these advanced technologies is the best way to learn how to build ‘better’ homes for our customers,” commented Jean-François Voyer, co-owner and Director of Business Development. “Continuous improvement is crucial in our field. We want and we need to remain the best and improvement is the key. Techniques change constantly and we aim at being on top of new technologies. We are looking forward to working with Natural Resources Canada and the other outstanding builders selected by Owens Corning Canada.”
The $4 million Net-Zero Energy Housing Project is co-funded by the Canadian government, Owens Corning Canada, and the participating builders. At least 25 net-zero energy homes will be built in four provinces: Québec, Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Ontario. Construction Voyer has committed to building at least its five units in Laval, Québec.
The net-zero homes built by Construction Voyer will include: advanced heating, cooling and ventilation systems; high efficiency windows; superior levels of insulation and air tightness; solar panels that feed back to the grid; significant water conservation measures; and many other environmentally progressive features. The project, beginning with technical design, planning and training, and culminating in the construction of the homes, is now underway and will be completed by 2016.