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March
2021
        Volume 22, Issue 3      
  |   NEWS
Cooper Park Commons Awarded in Second Round of Buildings of Excellence Competition 

Building 2 of Cooper Park Commons was recently selected as a $1 million winner in the second round of New York State’s Buildings of Excellence Competition for its high efficiency, low carbon emitting design. The project is also one of five projects awarded a Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence by the Architectural League of New York, based on building and unit design, space functionality and use by occupants, site context, and integration of energy saving and resiliency measures into overall design goals.

 
       
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Electrification Nation with Laura Tajima 

Cities across North America are paving the way for wide-spread building electrification. Although there are many benefits associated with going all-electric, there are also many barriers. Building Electrification Institute works with 11 cities across the U.S. to ensure their buildings are as energy efficient, healthy, equitable, and cost effective as they need to be.

In this episode, our host Robb and guest Laura talk about electrification strategies, costs, and the importance of policy as it relates to building electrification and climate goals in cities.

 
       
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  |   BLOG
Passive + Adaptive Resiliency: A Recipe for Sustainability 

As extreme weather patterns and natural disasters resulting from climate change persist, the need for sustainability and resiliency in our buildings and infrastructure is critical.

Design applications can be passive or adaptive – either reactive to these types of events or proactive in surviving them.

         
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Designing for a Post-COVID World with Passive House 

As the world continues to be turned on its head by the impacts of COVID-19, designers and building operators are being encouraged to learn how their buildings can minimize the risk of transmitting infectious disease.

In our latest blog post, we discuss how to design to address both reducing energy-use and disease transmission; highlighting the related benefits of using Passive House ventilation techniques.

 
        
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  |  PROJECT PROFILE

University of Toronto Scarborough
Student Residences
Toronto, Canada

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Developer/Owner:
University of Toronto

Architect:
CORE Architects Inc. & Handel Architects LLP

Building Size:
274,000 SF

Project Services:
Passive House Consulting,
Energy Modeling,
Field Verification

Certifications:
Passive House (PHI)

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS
Multifamily Retrofits Playbooks Launch
3.24
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Virtual
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LEED Residential Project Showcase
3.25
Presenting
Virtual
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NESSBE 2021
3.25 - 3.26
Presenting
Virtual
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2021 NYS Green Building Conference
3.31 - 4.29
Presenting
Virtual
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CT ICF Passive House Training
4.9 - 4.16
Presenting
Virtual
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BuildingEnergy Boston
5.5 - 5.7
Presenting
Virtual
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