Morse Street Retrofit/Addition

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23 September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Morse Street Retrofit/Addition


Morse Street Retrofit/Addition

Greening Homes is proud to showcase a low-carbon, energy-efficient retrofit and addition for this year’s Green Energy Doors Open Toronto.

The homeowners of this Leslieville semi-detached two-storey home have elected to use a combination of green strategies to achieve air-tightness and energy efficiency in the renovation of their home. Their renovation includes a new third storey to provide a new master bedroom, bathroom, and home office, providing much-needed space on a tight downtown lot.

In cooperation with Greening Homes, existing walls and new wall and roof assemblies have been designed to maximize air-tightness, control the movement of moisture, and reduce thermal bridging. Notably, this project will be shown mid-renovation in order to display and discuss how we have arrived at different solutions to “green” this home.

Included in this project are several technologies and techniques common to passive house design and construction, including the use of high-performance wet-applied products, densepack cellulose insulation, exterior “outsulation”, and vented roofs.

Please join us for an informative tour on Saturday, September 23rd.