Five builders are taking advantage of a Natural Resources Canada program to construct five net-zero homes each, with the aim or promoting a rapid evolution to affordable, carbon-neutral housing. “A code-built home today, you can’t build legally five years from now,” said program manager Andy Goya of Owens Corning. “So why would you want to invest money in a code-built home, when you can invest money into a net-zero home that’ll pay you back?” Reid Heritage Homes estimates its first net-zero home will cost up to $70,000 more than a typical code-built structure.
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