CHBA Net Zero Energy Project

BK Cornerstone, Belle River, ON

A Net Zero Energy home produces as much energy as it uses on an annual basis, depending on occupant behaviour. In terms of technology, materials and efficiency standards, the homes are built at least 15 years ahead of where the building industry is today.

Building Enclosure:

Air Barrier
Owens Corning FOAMULAR® CodeBord™
Air Barrier System
2×6 @24” o.c.
Ceiling | R60 Blown-in
Main Walls | R10 Exterior Foam + R22 Batt
Foundation Walls | R10 Interior Foam + R20
Basement Slab | R10 Foam
Windows and Doors
North Star Triple Pane | R4.5+, < 0.4 SHGC


Heating and Cooling
Armstrong Air | Gas Furnace w/ Air Source Heat Pump
Water Heating
A.O. Smith Voltex Heat Pump Water Heater
Venmar ERV

Renewable Energy:

Photovoltaic System
40 x 250 W PV Panels | 50.5 GJ/yr
Electrical Storage Capacity
N/A | Net-metered Installation