UTSC student residence receives Passive House Classic certification

The University of Toronto Scarborough’s Harmony Commons Student Residence recently received Passive House Classic certification. This designation certifies that the residence was designed to use less energy for heating and cooling compared to conventional housing. Harmony Commons– which was developed in partnership with Fengate Asset Management–meets this standard with highly efficient insulation, airtight construction, and carefully designed windows and ventilation systems. “Sustainability is a key focus for the University of Toronto Scarborough,” said UTSC Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Arifuzzaman. “Through Harmony Commons we’ve proven that passive house is an attainable standard for future large-scale developments.”

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