AERATRON congratulates Ecohome for their Edelweiss House project, a passively heated, cold climate demonstration home located in Wakefield, Quebec which has just become the first project in Canada to earn LEED v4 certification. Edelweiss is not only the first project in Canada to be certified under LEED v4, but it has also earned the highest level possible – Platinum – making it only the second LEED v4 home in the world to reach LEED’s most rigorous level.
Aeratron AE2 were selected as the primary air circulation devices for the project, their exemplary energy use and air movement characteristics beautifully complimenting this hyper-efficient cold climate house. It boasts an average price tag and an extremely low operational budget. Located 40 minutes from Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills, this 1,552 sq. ft. home was less than $250,000 to build and its energy bills are estimated to be less than $1.40/day. In comparison, a standard new home of comparable size consumes roughly 10 times more energy, which is the same order of savings that Aeratron offer.