West Five

Proposal for Energy Efficient Townhome Community in London, Ontario

SUSTAINABLE.TO’s vision for a smart, sustainable net-zero community, submitted as part of an RFP solicited by Sifton Properties Limited. The design for Phase One sought to minimize the environmental impact of the development by carefully considering vehicular traffic to minimize the amount of hard paving required; planning ample greenspace and resilient landscaping to naturally manage rainwater & provide passive shading; and optimize solar orientation to take advantage of passive solar heat gain during the winter months and capitalize on energy production through roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels. Above code-average insulation, highly reflective light-coloured roofing, and efficient triple-glazed windows contributed to the reduction of energy needed to keep the townhomes comfortable throughout year.

London, ON
25,000 m² (6 acres)
Project Lead:
Nicholas Discenza
Alison Brooks
Civil & Structural Engineers:
Strik Baldinelli Moniz
b.sq. Landscape Design Studio Inc.