Edmonton’s first commercial building disconnected from the electrical grid
An extensive energy retrofit transformed a 70-year-old, energy-guzzling apartment into one of the most efficient office buildings in the city.
We wanted a space where homeowners would feel comfortable sharing with us their needs and dreams and which would allow ideas to take shape as they collaborated with our team to create unique, innovative homes.
The extensive energy retrofit included a total revamp of the mechanical systems. We installed solar panels on the roof and equipped the building with a battery system to store and release as needed the energy produced by the panels.
FROM THE OWNERS
This project is very exciting as it’s much more than a renovation. It enhances the neighbourhood and showcases an innovative way to generate all power onsite, while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
— Les Wold
Managing Partner, Effect Home Builders