Williams Lake First Nation inaugurated its Net-Zero Energy Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) in October 2022. It is a leading demonstration of affordable, replicable, marketable, Net Zero Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) in Canada.
Constructing a MURB to the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program Technical Requirements requires an attention to detail that was enhanced by the craftsmanship of this timber framed home. Panelized wall systems including windows and siding were pre-installed in the large workshop nearby, prior to site delivery. The stacked high-performance duplex achieved an impressive airtightness of 0.57 ACH (air changes/hour) and meets the Net Zero Home Labelling Program criteria of producing as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.
Equipped with solar panels, high-efficiency heat-pumps, and thoughtful eco-minded engineering, the home is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes under normal living conditions.
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Municipality: Williams Lake First Nation
Action: Advanced energy performance buildings