beyonder's plan for
the housing crisis
At Beyond Sustainable Corporation, our mission
is to revolutionize housing development by
crafting sustainable and energy-efficient living
spaces that foster a culture of conscious
consumption and collaboration between our
company and our valued residents. We are
dedicated to reducing environmental impact
and maintenance costs through innovative
design, advanced technologies, and the
integration of transparent energy usage data.
We strive to empower and engage our residents
in their journey towards sustainable living by
providing them with real-time insights into their
energy consumption patterns. By promoting
positive behavioural change and rewarding
eco-friendly practices, we aim to cultivate a
community that shares our commitment to
creating a greener, healthier planet for
generations to come.
Together, we will transform the way people live
and interact with their homes, building a
brighter future founded on the principles of
sustainability, transparency, and shared
Two apartment building with
24 units each
Two Bedroom Homes
23 sustainable and energy
32 sustainable and energy
efficient home for
Required Land Area
220 x 307 meters
Approximately 7 hectares or
A Case Study: Tackling the Housing Crisis
in edmundston Through Sustainable
Home Building Development
Edmundston, a picturesque town in New Brunswick Canada,
sought to address its housing needs while prioritizing
sustainability and energy efficiency. Beyond Sustainable
Corporation partnered with the town to create a unique housing
development that not only provided comfortable living spaces but
also encouraged residents to participate in reducing their
Revolutionizing eco-friendly living with innovative technology and design, empowering residents, and nurturing a
sustainable, harmonious community.
Develop energy-efficient & smart housing that lowers
operational costs and promotes sustainable living.
Implement a transparent system to monitor
indoor air quality, water and energy usage as well
as manage residents' usage.
Encourage and reward eco-friendly practices among the
Strategies and Solutions
Design and Construction
Collaborate with architects, engineers, and local
stakeholders to design housing units that utilized
cutting-edge technologies and materials. The
buildings will incorporate energy-efficient features
such as solar panels, high-performance insulation,
and smart HVAC systems, leading to reduced
energy consumption and lower maintenance costs.
Energy Usage Transparency
A state-of-the-art energy management system is
installed in each housing unit, giving residents
real-time insights into their energy consumption
patterns. This transparency identifies areas for
improvement and adjust their habits accordingly.
Social Engagement and Incentives
To motivate residents to adopt eco-friendly
practices, a reward program is established that
recognized and celebrated their efforts in reducing
energy consumption. This program includes
incentives such as discounts on rent, gift cards to
local businesses, and recognition in the
These three strategies and solutions can help address the current housing
market issues and provide a better living environment for everyone.
Achieving a greener future with reduced energy consumption, cost savings,
and a thriving, environmentally-conscious community.
This housing development in Edmundston should reduce the overall energy and water consumption by 35%,
significantly lowering the community's carbon footprint and setting a new standard for sustainable living in the region.
Cost Savings for Maintenance and Operations
Thanks to the energy-efficient design and materials, the owner will experience a 20% decrease in the maintenance
costs, providing them with additional financial benefits.
We estimate that the transparent energy and water usage system and reward program should lead to a 60% increase in
resident participation in eco-friendly practices, fostering a sense of shared responsibility and community pride.
The partnership between beyond sustainable corporation and the city of
Edmundston should result in a sustainable housing development that exceeds
expectations by achieving both environmental, innovative technologies and
social benefits. This case study will demonstrate the power of combining
innovative design, transparent energy monitoring, and community engagement
to create a lasting impact on the environment and the lives of residents.
Facts- city of Edmundston
Over the next 20 years, 2,500 units are needed
And by 2025, over 1,000 units are needed
The current builders are unable to meet the demand.
65% of buildings are 50 years or older
28% of households live in apartments
20 to 34 years & 65+ are the residents most likely to live in
$74,071 average household income
32% of households earn less than $40,000
36% of people live alone
31% live with children
33% couples without children
16,437 total city population in 2021
29% are 65 years and older
54% are between 20 and 64 years old
Income to Housing Costs Ratio
20% of residents spend more than 30% on housing costs
Local Builder Capacity
Local builders are at capacity (approximately 200/year)
New ideas are needed to build 1,000 units in two years
ref: Data Edmundston Housing Study by RCGT January 2023
Currently, builders are unable to target
affordable housing due to a lack of attractive
solutions that would allow for profit.
Type of apartments needs
Number of Units Needed
Studio 3 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2
Short Terms Housing Needs
Approximately 36% of housing in Edmundston is deemed inadequate due to unsuitable
size, need for major repairs, or 30% or more income spent on housing alone.
*Data: Edmundston Housing Study by RCGT January 2023
Opportunities of fixing the housing crisis
Many industries are in need of
employees, yet the housing
market does not provide
sufficient opportunities for new
workers and families to relocate.
Each year, our two major schools
are beset with a shortage of
housing for incoming students.
There is a major shortage in
affordable housing which strains
the health, education, social life
of the individuals in need of a
stable and safe place to live.
The construction of a housing can provide a wide range of job opportunities
and encourage economic progress in the surrounding area, as well as
bringing numerous other benefits to businesses and the local community.