Posts Tagged ‘sustainable design’

Ritchie Courtyard Residence

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

From industrial site to residential living, condo uses exterior corridors to save energy 

This six-storey, 5,040 m2, residential condominium building at 25 Ritchie in Toronto is located on what had been an industrial site for more than 100 years. Consequently, the land required exstensive remediation prior to redevelopment. The adjacent properties in the small triangular-shaped city block are a mix of single-family residential and industrial uses.

By David Anand Peterson


2014 AWARD-WINNING PROJECT: One Planet Reno, Ottawa

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The story behind this project is as compelling as the building itself. The design team looked at almost every green building metric and made an earnest attempt to incorporate the best of each in a truly holistic approach to sustainable design. The result takes a standard Ontario residential prototype and updates it in an engaging and sometimes quirky way. The energy performance in particular is exemplary.