University of Toronto Laneway Housing Project VIDEO (Oct 2020)
April 9, 2021
This project is the winner of a 2021 Canadian Green Building Award given by SABMag. Guelph Solar putting the sun to work at an innovative laneway housing project at the University of Toronto. The idea of the solar design for this project is to get it net positive - producing more than what the building needs. The building relies on three sources of free energy. Active PV solar on the roof. Passive solar with the sun coming through the windows. And geothermal in the form of an earth tube. Solar system design and installation by Guelph Solar. Engineering and energy modelling by Rob Blakeney of Local Impact Design.