First-of-Its Kind Net-Zero Ready Community Preparing for Buyers in Riverview, NB

Net-Zero Community

June 30, 2017

Dobson Landing is a first-of-its-kind community in Atlantic Canada that combines smart technology and innovative energy efficiency in contemporary homes in Riverview, New Brunswick.

The community will have 260 units made up of single family homes, condominiums, three multi-unit residential buildings and retail spaces. All homes will use at least 50% less energy than typical code-built homes. Each home comes ready to be set up with smart accessories that homeowners can control with smart phones and tablets.

Dobson Landing provides NB Power with a unique research opportunity that doesn’t exist elsewhere in New Brunswick.

NB Power pilot project

New Brunswick Power is teaming up with Dobson Landing to give home buyers the chance to participate in a 5-year energy storage pilot project.

The homes in this community will all be solar-ready. With this partnership, homeowners can lease solar panels and equipment from NB Power for less than buying it on their own. NB Power will also install a smart home storage battery, free of charge. The value of the battery is $12,000.

We will use this battery to test the limits of what they can do when paired with solar panels. We hope to gain insight into how these batteries work together with solar panels. From there, we plan to use this information to develop innovative energy storage solutions for New Brunswickers.

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