Benny Farm – Z.O.O. Non-profit Housing Cooperative

  • Crédit photo: Audrey Belval

  • Crédit photo: Holcim Foundation, Nikkol Rot

  • Crédit photo: Holcim Foundation, Nikkol Rot

  • Crédit photo: Audrey Belval

Project Data

Location : Benny Farm, Montreal, Quebec
Client : Coopérative d’habitation Z.O.O. (Zone Of Opportunity)
Cost of construction : 5 000 000 $ + taxes
Completed in : september 2005
Mechanical engineer : Martin Roy et Associés
Structural engineer : Jan Vrana, ing.
Certifications : Novoclimat - demonstration project for application in renovated buildings. CBIP certification in progress LEED certification in progress

Cooperative rental housing for young families

Financed by Affordable housing – Québec, a joint federal, provincial and municipal program. Thirty renovated apartments, a three storey wood-frame construction with brick cladding and 16 new apartments, a 4 story wood-frame construction with brick cladding. Z.O.O. New construction and Z.O.O. Renovation are two of the four housing projects sharing the environmental infrastructure of Green Energy Benny Farm, a prototype for community driven sustainability housing.

About Z.O.O. (Zone Of Opportunity)

Z.O.O. is a not-for-profit housing cooperative that was created in the fall of 2000, in Montréal , to meet the rising need for adequate, affordable housing for families. Z.O.O.’s mandate is to provide affordable housing in a safe and stable environment for the children and as well as for the adults that are part of these families. By building a community that is open, accepting and full of support, Z.O.O. helps breaking the isolation many families feel.