EQuilibrium (National sustainable housing) Competition Winners announced
Human Resources and Social Development Minister Monte Solberg has announced the winners of a national sustainable housing competition known as EQuilibrium.
The 12 winning teams were awarded $50,000 each from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The money will help them build energy-efficient healthy demonstration homes across the country.
Mr. Solberg said that EQuilibrium homes are designed to produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis.
He said EQuilibrium will reduce the environmental impact of homes and set the stage for the next generation of housing in Canada.
The demonstration homes will be open to Canadians to view by next year.
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For more information about CMHC's EQuilibrium housing initiative, contact:
Backgrounder — EQuilibrium Healthy Housing Initiative
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Monte Solberg
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development
CMHC Media Relations