The Centre for Home Energy Research (CHEeR) house is a state of the art research facility that makes use of solar thermal energy, seasonal thermal storage, and provides a test bed for various innovative concepts with the aim of reducing the overall energy demands. Single-family detached homes are the dominant form of housing in the residential sector which contributes to 17% of Canada’s total energy end use. As such, the research conducted on this fully equipped research house is invaluable in finding ways to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector.
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