The Now House Project

An original wartime house in Topham Park, Toronto.

The Now House™ project will turn a 60-year-old WWII house into a near zero energy home—one that produces almost as much energy as it uses.

By reducing the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of one wartime home in Toronto, we are developing a model that can be applied to the similar that are scattered throughout Canada and North America. We will start with one house, then a community of wartime houses, then a million houses across the country.

See the project website for more information.

'Now House project' blog

Now House launches near zero retrofit

About one hundred residents from Topham Park, Toronto gathered on Saturday, October 20th to participate in the official ribbon cutting for the Now House project. Now House will retrofit a post WWII home in their neighbourhood to achieve near zero energy, one that produces almost as much energy as it produces.
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Now House on dwell magazine

We were happily surprised to see that the Now House project has been featured in the Zeroing-In section of dwell magazine. The Now House is presented as an example of zero energy and zero carbon projects. Check it out! It’s the November’s issue.

Now House featured on Red Hat magazine

The second part of the Red Hat article about the Now House project is now online. Matt Muñoz, who spent the summer with Work Worth Doing, is the author of the article. You can check it out here.

The Now House on Ontario Home Builder magazine

The Now House is featured in this month’s Ontario Home Builder magazine. Pick up a copy to check out this Work Worth Doing project.

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