Location : Benny Farm, Montreal, QuebecClient : Coopérative d’habitation Z.O.O. (Zone Of Opportunity)Cost of construction : 5 000 000 $ + taxesCompleted in : september 2005Mechanical engineer : Martin Roy et AssociésStructural 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.