Sustainable Art Deco House

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Completed: 2008

Sustainable practices and technologies are prominently used in the renovation and addition to this 1935-era downtown Toronto home, in which many of its original Art Deco features are restored. Some of the sustainable technologies used in this project include: geothermal heating and cooling, solar water heating, hybrid photovoltaic/grid-connected energy system, high-albedo (solar-reflective) roof and exterior shades to reduce solar heat gain, and high efficiency replacement windows as well as a triple-glazed curtain wall system. Passive sustainable practices are also employed through the green roof, re-use of existing and recycled materials, rainwater collection and finally though the design for natural ventilation and day lighting.

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