News and Events
October 24, 2016
Pumpkin Carving Party
To get the studio into the Hallowe'en spirit, Building Science graduate students held a pumpkin carving party! Students brought in their own treats - everything from cupcakes to pizza - and helped put together these spooky masterpieces.
April 17, 2016
US. DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition
Eastern Pine - A low energy, eco-conscious, and healthy multi-family residential building designed by a group of architectural, building science, and mechanical engineering students won the first place in the Multi-Family category of the US. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
With consultation from the professors in the Department of Architectural Science and valuable input from industrial partners: Sustainable TO and Greening Homes, this project took advantage of the passive heating and cooling, incorporated highly insulated and well detailed envelope and properly sized systems. It was qualified for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and PHIUS+ standard, as well as LEED for Homes Platinum certification.
February 9, 2016
New Solar Glass is for the Birds by Sarah Hall
Toronto based glass artist Sarah Hall uses electricity generating photovoltaic (PV) cells and coloured glass as a medium for her large-scale solar and art projects.
Her recent work builds on existing research in the field by collaborating with leading international scientists advocacy groups, research foundations, architects and manufacturers to develop a bird-friendly prototype that incorporates recent advances in organic solar technology.