16 Glen Edith Drive
Location – 16 Glen Edith Drive, Toronto, Ontario
Status – Completed 2013
The Daniels Residence is combination of resource and energy-efficient additions, heritage restoration, and deep green retrofit to a Toronto Art Deco masterpiece.
The design takes advantage of the existing site orientation to maximize vistas and capture cooling breezes from the adjacent low-lying lands, harnesses passive solar heating and cooling, and exemplifies a variety of creative reuse opportunities that presented themselves through working with the original structure.
Further sustainable strategies include: rainwater collection for irrigation; highly-effective insulation; green roofs; energy-efficient doors and windows; geo-exchange heating and cooling; multiple optimally-sized heat pumps efficiently zoned throughout the house; solar thermal hot water; sun shading devices; light shelves; thermal mass concrete floors; hydronic radiant floor heating; and best-possible indoor air quality strategies.