beautiful living for generations
Project Name: 
2013 Solar Decathlon, Team Alberta | Borealis
Building Type: 
Modular Home
Calgary, AB

Innotech Windows + Doors, along with official partners Trocal®, Profine Group and Cardinal Glass Industries, is proud to be a sponsor of Team Alberta for the 2013 Solar Decathlon.


This year's entry is Borealis: a pre-fabricated modular solar home that provides sustainable and comfortable living for the resource industry working in Western Canada. Thousands of people work in remote areas in northern British Columbia and Alberta in the oil and gas, mining and forestry industries. As a result, there is a housing shortage and the workforce lives in temporary camps. Borealis addresses this housing shortage by providing a sustainable alternative that offers comfort and privacy.


Designed to be net-zero, Borealis features many green building technologies, including a 10 killowatt photovoltaic array and solar thermal tubes, a living wall in the bathroom, and an energy recovery system. The three modules - a service module flanked by two residencial modules - also feature Innotech triple glazed Terrace Swing Doors, Tilt + Turn Doors and Tilt + Turn Windows, as well as an Entry Door.


For more information on the Solar Decathlon, visit:


+ Team Alberta, 2013 Solar Decathlon

+ Solar Decathlon – U.S. Department of Energy

+ Support Team Alberta on Facebook

+ Follow Team Alberta on Twitter


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