October 23, 2017
Net Zero Home

Net Zero Home? What does it mean? A net-zero home generates as much energy with renewables on site as it consumes annually - according to Steve Sobering, City of Dauphin Energy Manager.

Dauphin Co-op has partnered with the Parkland ACC over the years to provide a hands-on learning experience for the Carpentry and Woodworking students by providing the material and building plans to build a Ready-to-Move Home during their first year at the college.

Stephen Bunka, Building Division Manager, Stuart Sinclair, ACC Carpentry Instructor, and Steve Sobering put their heads together to come up with a way to build a net zero home right here.

This project would not be possible without the support of the community - City of Dauphin, Catalyst Credit Union, Dauphin Co-op, Manitoba Hydro and Natural Resources Canada. NRC is funding the only project in Manitoba up to $182,954.

The students are working on the home across from the Parkland Campus and it will be moved after the school year to a property that has been purchased on Edgar Ave to be finished. It will be open for the public to view and to attend promotional events.