Equilibrium Housing

Equalibrium Housing

EQuilibrium Housing is a national Sustainable Housing Demonstration initiative, led by CMHC, that brings the private and public sectors together to develop homes, and eventually communities, that are a model for sustainable living, combining resource and energy-efficient technologies with renewable energy technologies in order to reduce their environmental impact.  EQuilibrium homes are designed to address occupant health and comfort, energy efficiency and renewable energy production, resource conservation, reduced environmental impact and affordability.  The result is a highly energy-efficient grid connected home with low environmental impact that aims to produce as much energy each year as it consumes in the form of heat, light and power (Net Zero Buildings).  The program seeks to integrate a “whole house” solution that meet the needs of both occupants and builders alike within the challenges of the Canadian climate.