First LEED Platinum Residence in Greater Toronto

Project Area: 4,500 square feet
Architect: Bill Dewson Architects Inc.

Features: LED strip lighting; skylights; triple-glazed operable windows; reductive cooling system; 6 tonne geothermal ground-source system; 25 bifacial solar panels; white roof; energy recovery ventilator; HEPA air filtration; ultra-insulated envelope with exterior walls and structural framing wrapped in polyisocyanurate foil panels to eliminate thermal bridges; window shim and joist cavities filled with spray foam from soy/ vegetable oils and polyethylene from recycled plastic pop bottles; PIC joints, seams, fixture wells, filter housings, electrical and communication boxes and vent ducts all carefully taped and caulked; Energy Star appliances; no or low VOC paints and flooring; low-flow plumbing and dual-flush toilets; drip edges, sealing and extra membrane to control moisture and water flow; drought-tolerant native landscaping with no invasive species; a dry well and a permeable parking pad; 80% recycling of demolition waste; re-claimed brick, struts and joists; and more.

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