Live Affordably

Live Affordably

Affordable Housing Solutions

Through sustainable materials and construction, CABN offers a housing solution that is affordable for individuals. The price of a CABN may be equal to or less than the down payment of a traditional house– a household making the average annual income for the region can afford a CABN and have monthly payments, not above 30% of net income. After construction, CABN continues to be affordable, with less energy and maintenance expenses required. 

Affordable by design

→ Affordability, access to housing for more individuals (downpayment of traditional home is the full payment of a CABN unit).

→ Less energy and other expenses – lower or zero debt.

→ Equity in housing.

→ Survivalist house in case of emergency.

Cost Effective

As per a study by FP innovators (A private not-for-profit R&D organization) in 2010 that specializes in the creation of solutions that accelerate the growth of the Canadian forest sector), the cost of CLT Components as compared to concrete and steel for:

→ Mid-rise non-residential & low-rise educational building was 15-50% less.

→ Low-rise commercial building was 25% less.

→ One-story industrial building was 10% less.


The CABN component strategy encourages using sustainable materials to reduce carbon emissions and lower the impact of construction. CABN structures use standardized prefabricated floor ceilings and composite Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) walls optimized for their required structural, sustainable and energy-efficient qualities. These components are configured with CABN EID software, allowing it to be the optimal construction material to achieve a net-zero building with a minimal carbon footprint. CABN sustainable component strategy allows easy transportation and assembly of CABN’s in remote, cost-prohibitive and difficult to construct locations. This includes high-density urban settings, remote communities, Northern Canadian communities, locations without access to utilities and underserved communities. This provides access to sustainable and affordable housing to more people across more locations in Canada.

CABN component CLT

component CLT proposes a multitude of advantages in terms of performance and sustainability of the environment.

Environmentally Friendly

Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) is designed to replace structural steel and concrete for low-rise multi-residential housing. This structural technology requires less maintenance, less energy and water along with a carbon-neutral footprint, which benefits the overall community.


Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) fulfills the requirements of modern building material, allowing the structure to be unique and intricate. Its strong structure makes the CLT quality more
durable than standard construction strategies.


Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) is an engineered fabricated product that produces little on- site waste. Additionally,the waste produced is recycled by sending back to the manufacturer for reuse or alternatively can be compressed into pallets or chips to be burned in a similar way as coal.

Sustainable Disposal

Cross-laminated timber has a higher thermal efficiency than traditional stick-build construction and acts as a strong insulator while remaining easy to demolish within a small period due to the lightweight property of CLT. The waste can be recycled or reused hence, decreasing the labour costs during construction and deconstruction.

End-Of-Life Recyclable

CABN components are naturally
biodegradable and recyclable.

Design Flexibility

Thickness of cross laminated timber can be easily increased for longer spans using less support elements in the interior.

3 lifecycle costs

Initial Cost

Initial costs are also known as development costs and acquisition costs. This cost includes the creation, renovation, building acquisition, consultation, materials, and completion costs.

Cost in use

Cost in use is known as operating cost and running cost. This cost is determined by the choices made at the initial stage leading to decisions taken during the manufacturing and application process.

Recovery cost

Recovery costs the cost of reusing materials or the demolition of the building, but it is often overlooked; however, it contributes to the
life cycle cost.

A household making the average annual income for the region can afford a CABN and have monthly payments not in excess of 30% of net income.