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Peterborough building claimed as Canada’s greenest home

16 July 2013 No Comment

A house built in Canada has been claimed to be Canada’s greenest home.

The sustainable construction contains a number of green measures to make sure it is environmentally-friendly. This includes solar panels on its roof and a human waste composter in the basement. The building itself which is in the Peterborough area, is also made from natural, non-toxic materials.

green-home-design Image source via The Endeavour Centre

Uses criteria from both LEED and Living Building Challenge systems

The design of the three-bedroom home has been developed to meet the strict standards of the Living Building Challenge, which is a programme developed by the Canada Green Building Council. The home is not set to be in the ‘top one per cent’ of green homes, according to Andy Schonberger, director and vice-chair of the Toronto chapter of the building council.

Also talking about the construction, project manager, Chris Magwood, told thestar.com:

We took everything we could from the natural world… and put it in a modern context so it doesn’t look ‘cave manish’.

He added: “We feel it’s the greenest home, because we’ve come at it from all different aspects.”

The home will be revealed to the public on May 26th. The Living Building Challenge is a certification programme that addresses development in seven performance areas – site, water, health, energy, materials, equity and beauty, according to cagbc.org.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 16 July 2013

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