Housing | Highlights

image text: Highlights for Residential Housing

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

LEEP TM LOCAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIPS

Builders are the key to being able to increase the speed at which early products are adopted in their marketplace. CanmetENERGY's LEEP™ builder-driven methodology brings together local Home Builder Associations to learn about, and decide, which new technologies will be most beneficial in their local markets.

HOUSING ENVELOPE AND WINDOWS

for Low-rise Residential Buildings: An overview of CanmetENERGY's current research activities that are focussed on achieving more than 40% improvement in thermal performance while ensuring durability of all envelope components.

SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES

FORCED AIR ZONE SYSTEMS:

CanmetENERGY's research to assist Canada’s HVAC industry in making a reasonable business case for improved distribution approaches, that will help reduce peak residential air-conditioning electrical loads and improve the comfort of homes.

 

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC THERMAL PV/T:

Analysis of the performance of real systems in a real world demonstration and the review aspects of PV/T characterization of open loop air collectors.

LIGHTING and CONTROL STRATEGIES:

An overview of some of the latest research findings in lighting controls.

INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS

Brushless (ECM) Motors; Hot Water Usage Field Study; and Micro-cogeneration.