Energy, Mines and Resources

Energy Branch / Energy Solutions Centre

Super-insulated housing in Yukon

The Energy branch partnered with Yukon Housing Corporation and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to develop 10 case studies of super-insulated new homes built in Yukon. Each case study features a technical description of the home, wall and mechanical system details, energy performance and interviews with owners and builders highlighting lessons learned from building the home and/or their experience living in the home.


Detailed case studies:


Wann Road residence in Whitehorse

Increased insulation and air-source heat pump.


Bellingham Court residence in Whitehorse
Spec built home with lower costs to operate and heat due to wall style and R-values.


War Eagle Way residence in Whitehorse
Small home design with most amount of insulation in the least amount of space with wood heat only.


Takhini North residence in Whitehorse
Timber frame spec house with low density spray foam and mineral wool batts insulation and heated garage.


Carpiquet Road residence in Whitehorse
New simple design home with layered expanded polystyrene foam billets and mineral wood insulation, heating with electric baseboards.


Aksala Drive residence in Whitehorse
Spec built home with exterior insulation system of rigit type IV expanded polystyrene foam, heated with electric baseboards.


Takhini Hot Springs Road residence outside of Whitehorse
Simple design house built using high efficiency structural insulated panels, heated with wood with conventional electric heat as backup.


Nijmegan Road residence in Whitehorse
Duplex incorporating old, simple, high quality ideas with SuperGreen energy-efficiency, heated with electric heat and thermal storage in basement floor.


Phoenix Rising building in Whitehorse
First Habitat for Humanity SuperGreen house built in Yukon, using dense packed cellulose insulation, heated with conventional electric baseboards.


Kų Kàtthe Ä’ą building in Takhini River Subdivision in Whitehorse
Triplex building built by Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Champagne and Aishihik First Nation, using mineral wool insulation and spray foam insulation, heated with electric baseboards.