Low-Energy Envelope Design on Toronto High-rise Apartment

One of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings is to construct them with more advanced envelope systems. There appears to be a lack of study in this area for apartments in North America and this research project aims to fill that gap. The objective of this project is to provide a deeper understanding and recommend standards on optimal envelope systems for apartment buildings tailored to the Canadian climatic conditions. The study will be completed with a series of energy simulations in conjunction with sensitivity analysis to evaluate and determine the effectiveness of the different building envelope characteristics in reducing overall hearing and cooling energy consumption. Regent's Park Block 12 apartment building will be used as a reference building for this study. The expected outcome will provide the necessary information and insight for apartment building envelope designs in Canada in the future.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Zaiyl Liao


Ka Long Ringo Ng


Trow Associates Inc.


Architecture and design


Construction and infrastructure


Ryerson University



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