The Penticton Indian Band does not have sufficient housing to supply the growing population. The goal of this project is to address the acute shortage and at the same time to provide a healthy template for the future. The Eco Sage project is a pilot project and we were able to secure funding from 5 separate agencies to put in the cutting edge technologies these homes have. All homes are oriented to the south for maximum passive solar heat gain, with heated slab on grade, natural cross ventilation and generous overhangs. Equipment includes heat recovery ventilators, solar hot water, water efficient fixtures, energy efficient appliances and LED lighting. Effort to reduce the energy use of the homes does not only reduce heating costs and pollution, but it connects to the timeless and traditional ways of building, which relate to the movement of the sun, natural breezes and the indigenous landscape.
Please enjoy the pictures and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Tabitha at 250-493-0048 ext: 216 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are very proud of the work that was done and the recognition that PIB has received across the Nation.