This project will strive to demonstrate that an Ottawa home with a small building footprint can achieve net-zero energy. This implies the home must produce enough renewable energy on site to meet or even exceed its energy needs on an annual basis. This will be achieved using photovoltaic solar panels. Additionally, this ambitious project will explore the viability of an Ottawa home achieving net-zero water use by collecting enough water on site to meet the home’s water needs. Various methods of harvesting and purifying rainwater will be explored.