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About the Harmony House Project

Chris Mattock, the founder of Habitat Design + Consulting Ltd., is a leader in the design of high performance buildings and Canada and the Western Asia Pacific Region.

One of his recent projects garnered international attention as a winning entry in the (CMHC) Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s EQuilibrium™ – National Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative. This net-zero home produces as much energy as it uses on an annual basis – all from renewable sources.

This project incorporates low toxicity interior finishes, materials with recycled content, foam insulations using non ozone depleting expanding agents, water conservation and rain water harvesting. These measures lower environmental impact, conserve resources and create a healthy indoor environment for the occupants. This is the only Equilibrium home to be constructed on the West Coast and will be the first zero carbon building in British Columbia; meaning it will emit no greenhouse gases from heating, cooling, hot water and the use of electrical appliances.

CHRIS MATTOCK’S PRESENTATION:

To see Chris Mattocks presentation on the Harmony House Project see:                                                                      http://bit.ly/1H98GtH

SPONSORS & PRODUCTS:

To see more about products and sponsors of the Harmony House see Brochure 7:                                                        http://bit.ly/1FM6Zyr

HARMONY HOUSE SERIES:

To see how each product was installed & used in the Harmony House check out the series on Sustainability TV:  http://bit.ly/1DkdNVr

SELECTED NEWS COVERAGE:

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/BC/1258521056/ID=2184354360

http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/1539017111001.000000/dawns-visits-harmony-house-in-preparation-for-earth-hour/

http://www.burnabynow.com/Burnaby+honours+environmental+stars/6749886/story.html

https://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2012/harmony_house_profile.html

http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/138142673.html

http://yonahmartin.sencanada.ca/p100955/resources/media/Burnaby%20CMHC%20.pdf

https://aibcenews.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/harmony-house-tours-burnaby/

http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2011/2011-12-19-1300.cfm

http://www.bcsea.org/blog/laura-packham/2012/03/14/climate-change-%E2%80%98superheroes-training%E2%80%99-make-trip-to-harmony-house

http://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/Chapters/Alberta/2015GHS/Thomas%20Green%20CMHC.pdf

 

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