An Eye-catching House

April 18th, 2006 by Peter Schmelzer

CMHC House: Energy Efficient

Here’s a house that caught my eye. Check out these specs:

  • A 1,700 square foot, semi-detached, three-bedroom family dwelling with four floors of living space on a vacant (infill) lot.
  • Totally self-sufficient. It is not dependent upon existing water and sewer systems or hydro and gas utilities.
  • It is designed and constructed to promote occupant health, enhance energy efficiency, improve the efficient use of natural resources, and encourage environmental responsibility.
  • It is affordable, with total annual operating costs expected to be under $300.
  • Location: Metropolitan Toronto.
  • It is great to see urban infill housing that measures up to some stiff criteria for sustainability.

    Click here to learn more about the design and the CMHC Healthy Housing Design Competition.

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