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KITHOUSE - Building Net Zero Energy Homes Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

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(Winnipeg, Manitoba) - Designing and constructing high performance, Passive House and Net Zero Energy homes in cold climates is challenging and has been elusive at an affordable price.  Today, Sundial Building Performance hopes to put high-performance housing within reach of the masses with the launch of KITHOUSE, a series of pre-designed, ready to assemble high-performance homes.
 
The official launch will happen on April 5th at the RBC Convention Centre where a full-scale KITHOUSE Premiere model has been constructed and will be on display during the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show.
 
The Premiere model on display is a modest sized 2 bedroom that has all of the amenities expected in a modern home but with one notable thing missing - energy bills.  Exceptional attention to energy efficiency in the design of this home has allowed for a modest sized, roof-mounted solar energy array to generate as much energy as this home will consume throughout the year.  At the core of the design is a super-insulated foam-free building envelope, that provides year-round comfort and exceptional energy efficiency even in the harshest of climates with a small environmental footprint.
 
KITHOUSE Customers can customize their home at the KITHOUSE.ca design studio and can even commit to their purchase online for delivery across Canada.  The home is shipped as a ready to assemble kit with all components pre-cut, and pre-marked for fast, easy, and accurate site construction.  There are three construction options: Built by the owner, built co-operatively by the owner and KITHOUSE staff or built entirely by KITHOUSE staff.  These options allow for the purchaser to choose the option that fits there needs and budget.
 
Eric Bjornson, President of Sundial Building Performance and lead designer of the KITHOUSE Premiere model had this to say "We eagerly await the reaction to our show home.  Achieving such low energy housing without a cost premium has been a tireless pursuit.  We feel we really have achieved something special that will hopefully take us one step closer to more sustainably inhabiting our earth... particularly the cold parts!"
Thursday, April 5, 2018