Net Zero Energy Strategies and Quick Assessment Tool for multiunit residential buildings (MURBs) in Toronto

Buildings are responsible for a third of the total carbon emissions worldwide. Net zero building is a type of building that produces as much energy as it consumes, and it has a great potential for energy and carbon reductions. This research aims to study how multiunit residential buildings (MURBs) (e.g. condominiums) in Toronto can become net zero, as well as to create a simple tool in order to quickly assess whether becoming net zero is feasible. The partner organizations are among the leaders in pushing the residential development industry to higher energy performance standards. This project will provide comprehensive information relevant to the design of low-energy or net zero condominiums. It will also equip the partner organizations to better meet the challenges in the coming transition to a zero or low-carbon economy.

Faculty Supervisor:

Danny Harvey


Li Miao


Sustainable Buildings Canada


Geography / Geology / Earth science


Construction and infrastructure


University of Toronto



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