• World’s First, Four-Season, Fully Autonomous, BIPV-T Greenhouse: Approaching Completion
  • World’s First, Four-Season, Fully Autonomous, BIPV-T Greenhouse: Approaching Completion
  • World’s First, Four-Season, Fully Autonomous, BIPV-T Greenhouse: Approaching Completion
  • World’s First, Four-Season, Fully Autonomous, BIPV-T Greenhouse: Approaching Completion
201605.03
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World’s First, Four-Season, Fully Autonomous, BIPV-T Greenhouse: Approaching Completion

It’s easy to do a three-season greenhouse. It’s also easy to do a four-season greenhouse provided one burns enough fossil fuels for heat during winter. The challenge that we undertook with this project is to do a four-season greenhouse that functions solely on renewables, i.e. no fossil fuels, and is off both the power and…

201601.19
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Montréal ZERO launches Stornoway Research Centre

Montréal ZERO’s Stornoway Research Centre is a first-of-its-kind center dedicated to advancing the state of the art in autonomous buildings and neighbourhoods. The Centre is sponsored by Montreal ZERO and will take a multidisciplinary approach to the multifaceted challenge of achieving energy, water and food autonomy in the operational needs of buildings and neighbourhoods. The mission…

  • BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway
  • BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway
  • BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway
  • BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway
  • BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway
201511.25
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BIPV-T Experimental Structure Underway

Montréal ZERO’s experimental structure featuring a BIPV-T energy system is underway with the completion of its concrete foundations on a chilly November morning.

201504.30
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Fall Course for the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), McGill University

Sevag Pogharian will be adjunct professor within the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED).  TISED, which resides within McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering, is an innovative think tank propelling forward new ideas on manufacturing, transportation, information technology, architecture, and urban planning. As adjunct professor, Sevag will teach Design and Analysis of Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods for 
Energy,…

Montréal ZERO Launches Experiment in Autonomous Living
201502.10
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Montréal ZERO Launches Experiment in Autonomous Living

Montréal ZERO launches a long-term experiment in designing and building an autonomous, off-grid living arrangement.  The site for this initiative is a 42-acre farm in Estrie near Sherbrooke, Québec. The first structure, slated for construction-start this spring, is an integrated barn and greenhouse.  The barn will house livestock while the greenhouse will house aquaculture as well…

  • Getting to Net Zero Energy Food
  • Getting to Net Zero Energy Food
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Getting to Net Zero Energy Food

Until the turn of the last century, all the food energy available on this planet was derived from the sun through photosynthesis.  One either ate plants or ate animals that ate plants where, in either case, the energy in the food ultimately came freely from the sun.  Such an agricultural system had a very favourable…