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Turning an 1870’s solid masonry house into a low-energy home

Using a Nested Thermal Envelope DesignTM

This project involves the renovation of a historic solid masonry home on the University of Toronto campus using an innovative, low-energy approach known as GEMINI Nested Thermal Envelope Design (GEMINI NTED)™.

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This home has 19th-Century bones and 21st-Century guts

Strange bedfellows, the architect and the engineer. Yet, in our increasingly ecoconscious world, coaxing them to get under the covers has never been more important.

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Major contributors: Sandra Dedesko & Daniel Calero

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5S 1A4


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