Eaton Canada Partners with British Columbia’s RDC Homes & Mike Holmes in New Initiative for Net Zero Energy Buildings

Date: March 12, 2017

Whistler, BC Eaton Canada is pleased to be partnering with RDC Fine homes in their Net Zero home building initiative by providing a unique offering of residential electrical equipment.

A Net Zero Energy (NZE) building, is a structure with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on site. Consequently, the buildings do not increase the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They do at times require the consumption of non-renewable energy and do produce greenhouse gases, but at other times reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas production by an equal amount.

Eaton Canada is partnering with Whistler, B.C based RDC Fine Homes a firm that has specialized in the construction and renovation of energy efficient sustainable green homes that function better and last longer. RDC is lead by Bob Deeks a veteran home builder and current vice chair of the Canadian Homebuilders Association Net Zero Energy Housing Council.

Accompanying them in this project is Mike Holmes, the TV Host and Contractor recently gave his stamp of approval to RDC Fine homes, the only Holmes Approved Home Builder in the Sea to Sky, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver area. Together they are helping raise the building standards while constructing safer, healthier and more durable energy efficient homes.

In its role as the electrical equipment supplier Eaton Canada will provide numerous residential electrical products including, Loadcenters & AFCI Circuit Breakers, Group Metering & Meter Breakers, Temporary Power and complete home Surge Protection Products. With a broad offering of quality wiring devices available for new construction, renovation or replacement Eaton’s wiring devices provide reliable service, compliance and solutions.

The NZE homes will also feature Eaton’s energy saving lighting and lighting controls, including Innovative and energy-efficient LED fixtures such as the Metalux, Halo and Lumiere brands of lighting equipment and fixtures. The implementation of Eaton lighting products complement the net zero aspirations for this project and allow the opportunity to create a welcoming ambiance in any space by utilizing energy saving automation & lighting controls. The RDC project further features Eaton high-quality modern wall plates & covers, as well as flexible home media connectivity Systems that will equip the homes for digitally rich integrated voice, video and data services.

Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.


For more Information please contact:

Susan Duross, +1 705.549.6635

Geoff Reed, Product Manager, Residential Light Commercial Products, Eaton Industries (Canada) Company, +1 905.631.4153