The History of the Wilden Living Lab
In 2017, two different homes were built! One featured standard technologies according to the current building code in 2017. The other exceeded code requirements using the latest technologies to enhance energy efficiency.
Once families moved in, sensors throughout the homes started documenting energy consumption and cost efficiency. Currently, both homes are being monitored and compared by a research team at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering.
In 2022 the third research home was completed: the Next Generation Home. This new home is net zero, which means it is built to Step Code 5 – it generates as much or more energy than it uses.