The Daniels Residence is a carefully orchestrated synthesis of resource and energy-efficient additions, heritage restoration, and deep green retrofit to a Toronto Art Deco masterpiece. A symphony of 21st-century sustainability it 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 in the original structure.
Further sustainable strategies include: rainwater collection for irrigation, highly-effective insulation, a green roof, 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, thermal mass concrete floors, hydronic radiant floor heating, and best-possible indoor air quality strategies. ————————————————————— • Energy Use Intensity: Actual: 171 kWh/m²
• Reduction in Energy Use from Typical: 38%
• Alternative Energy: Generation Solar