CottageClub & SAIT

Partners In Innovation

CottageClub encourages new innovative quality building materials or building techniques. SAIT will help you evaluate any new building material, technology or technique.

CottageClub & the GBT group have teamed up together to improve the energy efficiency of existing and new cottages at CottageClub Ghost Lake.

SAIT is providing CottageClub owners with affordable ways to achieve net zero energy construction, reduce utility bills and educate cottage owners about high performance building envelopes, mechanical systems, advanced energy monitoring and renewable energy.

David Silburn, BA EnvSt., M.Arch.
Research Associate — Green Building Technologies

David has developed and managed the Green Building Technologies (GBT) research initiative since 2009. He acts as designer, construction manager and technical consultant for Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) projects while working with multiple industry partners to design, fabricate and introduce building-integrated renewable technologies and advanced envelope assemblies into the market.

Select publications and roles include principal architect of the ENMAX SolAbode Solar Decathlon 2009, architect of the Discovery 5 NZEH, designer and energy consultant on the NZEH Arctic House, in addition to multiple reports to the federal and provincial governments on building codes, residential energy efficiency and net-zero energy component assemblies.

David received the Custom Project of the Year award from NZEH Coalition for his work on the Discovery 4 home, an Emerald Award for his work on the Discovery 5 Home and the Doing It Right This Time (DIRTT) Innovation Award for the design and development of a prototype solar-thermal evacuated-tube balustrade.

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