CMHC and Riverdale NetZero Project Team open doors of unique energy efficient home

    EDMONTON, March 29 /CNW/ - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
and the Riverdale NetZero Project Team invite the public and the media to tour
the Riverdale NetZero home today in Edmonton.
    This unique house is part CMHC's EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing
Initiative; bringing together the principles of occupant health and comfort,
energy efficiency, renewable energy production, resource and water
conservation, and reduced environmental impact. The Riverdale NetZero project
team is pleased to be 1 of only 12 EQuilibrium demonstration homes currently
under construction.
    Not only is this net zero project designed to produce as much energy as
it consumes on an annual basis, it is being built using resources and methods
that minimize its impact on the environment. Among other leading-edge
technologies, the home captures and utilizes solar power for all of its
electricity, space and water heating.
    Nearing final stages of construction, the team is pleased to host an open
house. Tours of the home and explanations of the elements that make this
energy efficient house possible will be provided and visitors will have the
opportunity to view many of the specialized details in the home.

    Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008
    Time: 11am - 4:30pm
    Place: 9926 - 87th. St., Edmonton, AB
    (just north of the river, west of Dawson bridge)
    Web site:

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada's national
housing agency for more than 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians
access a wide choice of quality, environmentally sustainable, affordable
homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across
the country. For more information, visit or call 1-800-668-2642.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Stephanie Barkley, CMP,
Marketing Consultant, CMHC, (403) 515-3007, (403) 585-2117 - Cell

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