Northern Housing Project Profiles

These profiles provide overviews of the technical details and performance of Northern Sustainable Houses. Details on the design process and layout, building envelope considerations (such as wall, roof, and floor construction), heating, ventilation and passive solar features are presented along with energy modelling and costing information.


The Dawson E/2 Northern Sustainable House

The Dawson E/2 Northern Sustainable House PDF

The “E/2” Northern Sustainable House was A by Han Construction of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation, with the participation of the Yukon Housing Corporation and with the support of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This project profile highlights the intent of the design and construction of the home, which reduces energy consumption by 50 per cent compared to a similar house built to meet the requirements of the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Houses.


The Dawson E/9 Northern Sustainable House

The Dawson E/9 Northern Sustainable House PDF

The Dawson E/9 Northern Sustainable House duplex was constructed by Han Construction of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han First Nation, in Dawson City, Yukon, with the participation of the Yukon Housing Corporation and the support of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The project evolved from the experience the project team had with an earlier house, the E/2 NSH, (see above). Many lessons were learned about the challenges and opportunities in the design of sustainable housing in the North. This profile will detail the results of the improvements, and the development of this sustainable house.

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The Inuvik Northern Sustainable House

The Inuvik Northern Sustainable House PDF

The Inuvik Northern Sustainable House is a demonstration project developed by the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, with support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The completed project is managed by the Inuvik Housing Authority. It is the third residential building completed under CMHC’s NSH initiative that was launched to support the demonstration of culturally appropriate, highly energy-efficient housing in the North.

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The Arviat Northern Sustainable House

The Arviat Northern Sustainable House PDF

The Arviat Northern Sustainable House is a demonstration project developed by the Nunavut Housing Corporation with support from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The project was the fourth project completed under CMHC’s NSH initiative that was launched to support the demonstration of culturally appropriate, highly energy efficient housing in the North.

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