INNOVATION in Industry

Mobile INNOVATION Office


The design of the project far exceeds the performance of the typical container home/ office. Starting with the additional of a 4″ Flatbar to the interior walls structural engineer Kimi Ito adds a rigid structural element to create the base of the wall assembly.

The average container bottom has open joists

whereas the INNOVATION in Industry Eco-Innovation House features a closed floor design which inhibits moisture intrusion.

The wall assembly of our previous project “The Harmony House“, makes use of the incredible insulating value provided by Panasonic Vacuum Insulation Panels(VIPS). In the Eco-Innovation House the VIPS technology (approximately R-63 per inch) is combined with spray foam (approximately R-6.5 per inch) to reduce moisture, and Roxul Comfortboard IS (approximately R-5 per inch) for its insulating, VIP’s protection, and sound dampening attributes.

The use of no VOC products like MagO Building products “Magnesium Wall Board”, helps increase fire safety and livability; protecting occupants from insects, unwanted VOC chemicals, and mold or mildew.

High Tech instrumentation including super high efficiency Liebherr refrigeration unit, Panasonic Heat and Air Conditioning Unit, Panasonic Energy Recovery Ventilator, and lightweight Nuheat floor mats, are powered by Canadian Solar cs6x-p 72 cell Solar Panels, Schneider Electric Conext XW+NA Inverter, Simpliphi Power EOS 2 Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LFP) batteries, and EnOcean Switching Technology provided by Echoflex Solutions, system design consulting by Vancouver Renewable Energy and Electrical System installation by Feeny Power.

The project design and performance is being monitored by SMT Research and the BCIT Building Centre of Excellence.

A subsection of the INNOVATION in Industry™ series is the 2015 INNOVATION in Industry Eco-Innovation Demonstration House/ mobile office.

Launching from our tremendously successful Harmony House Initiative, we’re now completing our new trailerable mini home/ office for inclusion in The INNOVATION in Industry™ series.

As in the and Harmony House project we will be filming the entire process, showing how all of our sponsors add value to the project, highlighting the attributes of each company’s superior performing products in this public and building industry research and education initiative.

This initiative focuses on Building Performance: advancing both energy and space efficiency research, as well as public and industry education.

Project Manager:  Jason Robinson /
Net-Zero Design Consultant:  Chris Mattock /
Tiny Home Design Consultant:  John McFarlane /
Building Science Engineer:  Rodrigo Mora /
Structural Engineer:  Kimi Ito /
Public Relations:  Jason Robinson
Net-Zero Building Advisor:  Arthur Lo /

Expand your exposure, sponsor the demonstration house! (TBA – Under Revision)

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