Vereco Smart Green Homes is a 100% Métis-owned business and the pioneers of energy efficient housing in Saskatchewan.
We believe that sustainable and healthy housing is critical to building sustainable and healthy communities, and we aim to support Indigenous housing goals with our proprietary Smart Green Technology.
Since 2015, we have been working directly with Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan to provide homes that are high-quality, healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, built to last and to save money over time.
Mother Earth Dwelling
ᐅᑳᐑᒫᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᕀ ᒦᑭᐘᐦ ᑊ
Through the CMHC’s Rapid Housing Initiative, we have had the privilege of partnering with Voce Developments to deliver fourteen Mother Earth Dwellings to Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation in less than 9 months after contracts were signed. This success confirms that the Mother Earth Dwellings can be delivered within a very short timeline, according to a tight schedule, and on budget—all while maintaining a high quality, energy efficient home. Seeing the impact we have helped to make on the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation community has created even deeper motivation within our development team to make a difference by doing what we can to help address the housing crisis in Indigenous communities.
This project is happening as a part of the CMHC National Housing Strategy and Rapid Housing Initiative, which aims to “address urgent housing needs and create new affordable housing for vulnerable populations in the context of COVID-19”—and we are honoured to add our energy-efficient focus to the Rapid Housing Initiative.
Special thanks to BOCN community members for helping construct these homes.
It’s a nice feeling to be back working again with Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation! See our previous work (2016) on the Pimacihowin Project at Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation
Indigenous Fitness Center
2021 kicked off with working on a new concept for a sustainable Fitness Centre for any interested organizations or First Nation communities and we couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek! Stay tuned for more information, coming soon.
The Pimacihowin project includes youth between the ages of 16-21 attending Cst. Robin Cameron Education Complex and Stobart Community School in Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation. Teaching them our smart green and passive house building technologies.
The program follows a semester system which consists of two five-month semesters in one academic school year.
The Pimacihowin Project collaborates with the housing coordinator and public works director to establish the priorities of renovation projects within the community.
Since the implementation of this project, these youth have shown increased attendance, engagement, and completion of training modules.
The Pimacihowin Project is a program that is recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education with the government of Saskatchewan. Additionally, the Pimacihowin Project also registers their participants with Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Vereco Smart Green Homes Inc, has been interested in helping address the housing crisis in Indigenous communities across Canada.
We have done multiple projects with Pinehouse Northern Metis Community ranging from
sixplexes, triplexes and fourplexes that include wheel chair accessible units on the main floor.
This is an entirely electrically heated community. So far we have built 2 sixplexes, and 4 triplexes and the fourplex is set to be constructed this summer 2021.
The house/buildings pay for themselves two times over in 50 years just in power savings alone!
This money goes directly to the home owners...... For a sixplex that is $200,000 per unit,
over 50 years. What would YOU do with an extra $200,000 that didn't need to be paid to a utility (over 50 years).
ANY electrically heated community is a no brainer to build high performance/NetZero housing. The economics speak for themselves.
This crisis of poor quality homes built with limited energy efficiency results in high utility costs for space heating, as well as poor comfort and durability. Vereco’s mission is to help with providing a possible solution to this crisis.