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Solar Buildings Research Network


ÉcoTerra(TM) house, a CMHC EQuilibrium(TM) project by
Alouette Homes, demonstrating SBRN BIPV/T technologyand
funded through NRCan's CanmetENERGY at Varennes... (more)

Vision

The vision of the Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN) is the development of the solar-optimized building as an integrated advanced technological system that approaches net-zero energy consumption while being cost effective and comfortable.

Advanced does not mean complex; it brings together “low-tech” passive solar technologies that appear simple but generally require careful design with “high-tech” active envelope elements such as motorized blinds and airflow windows with photovoltaics and smart predictive control systems.

Solar-optimization requires that the solar technologies are optimally integrated into the design and operation of the building.



Network Executive Summary

Please use the following link to download the Network Executive Summary in PDF format.

Great news! The June 2010 SBRN Newsletter is now available! Click here to view

INVITED DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this presentation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Peter Busby, of Busby Perkins+Will
Will be presenting
“Towards Sustainable Higher Education:
From Living Buildings to Living Campuses”
January 29th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Concordia University, SGW Campus, EV 2.260

Demo projects

Demonstrations of combined Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal envelope components announced

The Solar Buildings Research Network Awarded $900,000 from Natural Resources Canada's Technology Early Action Measures

Click here for more information.

Click here to read an article on the largest of the demo projects.

List of demo projects

Residential

Commercial

 
 
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