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Passive House Pulse Toronto – Harmony Commons: Elevating UTSC’s Student Living with the Passive House Standard

Monday, May 6th, 2024 – 12pm – 3pm | IN-PERSON
Harmony Commons, UTSC – 3300 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1C 1G9

Experience the epitome of sustainable student living at Harmony Commons.  

Completed on September 1st, 2023, UTSC Harmony Commons warmly welcomed approximately 746 students to its residence halls. Now, after a year of operations, we are privileged to host a panel of key contributors to the development, as well as invite you to join us on an insightful tour of the facility. 

Harmony Commons stands as a beacon of innovation, setting a new benchmark for student housing standard by seamlessly integrating comfort, sustainability, and community. 

Meticulously crafted with the utmost focus on energy efficiency, Harmony Commons showcases pioneering features that drastically reduce its environmental footprint while cultivating a welcoming and nurturing environment for first-year undergraduate students. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of passive housing strategies employed in Harmony Commons in reducing energy consumption and maintaining indoor comfort levels. 
  • Compare and contrast passive housing techniques utilized in Harmony Commons with traditional building methods, highlighting the advantages and challenges of each approach. 
  • Engage in discussions with experts involved in the design and construction of Harmony Commons to gain insights into the decision-making process and challenges faced in implementing passive housing strategies. 
  • Participate in a guided tour of Harmony Commons to observe firsthand the passive design features and energy-efficient systems that contribute to its status as a model for sustainable student living.

 

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