Mistawasis Net Zero House
Mistawasis Chief and Council came to 3twenty wanting to build a high performance house as a demonstration project for the nation.
The on-reserve housing crisis has been overlooked in Indigenous communities across Canada for many years. Mistawasis Chief and Council wanted to find an innovative way to provide more affordable and energy efficient housing in their community and came to 3twenty with their idea for a demonstration project. Using our modular design-build process, we were able to build a home to the net zero energy standard that is high quality, comfortable, modern, and affordable. With this project, the people of Mistawasis hope to gain support and funding to build more of these houses in the community and show other Indigenous communities the energy and cost-saving benefits of high performance houses.
This net zero home utilizes roof-mounted solar panels for energy generation, triple glazed windows, blown in cellulose to create a super-insulated envelope, and contains high-quality and energy-efficient appliances including a washer/dryer and dishwasher. An energy monitoring system was also installed to track energy consumption and savings in comparison to others homes on the reserve.
Roof-mounted solar array for energy generation.
Superior insulation, triple glazed windows, and highly efficient ERV and heat pump to meet net zero standards.
R40 walls, R60 floors, and R80 roof.