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    IDC Tour: Gemini House (1 non-IDCEC hour)

    Last chance to register: Monday, April 28, 2014 by noon!

    This project involved the renovation of an historic masonry home on the University of Toronto campus using an innovative, low-energy approach known as GEMINI Nested Thermal Envelope Design (GEMINI NTED)™. The intent of this project is to educate and to inspire by demonstrating that this design approach is a cost-effective method of achieving superior energy performance in buildings through the use of an additional thermal envelope surrounding a “core” space. Traditional approaches to low-energy buildings usually involve the construction of thick, heavily-insulated walls. While this approach can be effective for new construction, it is more difficult to apply to existing buildings. GEMINI NTED™ involves designing and constructing not one, but two thermal envelopes. A “core” space is enclosed by one thermal envelope and a surrounding “perimeter” space is enclosed by another. In heating climates, the perimeter space can be used as an efficient heat recovery zone.  Join fellow IDC members for an in-depth tour of this innovative project.

    Tour Leader:
    Professor Russell Richman, Assistant Professor, Building Science Group, Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering,  Ryerson University

    Dr. Richman completed his undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Toronto (Civil Engineering) under the supervision of one of Canada’s leading researchers and educators in Building Science and Sustainable Buildings.  Dr. Richman plays a key role in the development and delivery of the graduate program in Building Science in the Department of Architectural Science. This program, unique in North America, combines the fundamentals of building science with the broad mandate of sustainable engineering and building design.



    LocationGemini House, 31 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J6 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Registration: 2:45 to 3 p.m.
    Tour: 3 to 4 p.m.


    Time in 1398841200
    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
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    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
    CEU1 non-IDCEC hour
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