Earth day heroes: green design

Who's the greenest of them all? Altius Architecture! The City of Toronto's Environmental Awards of Excellence honour and celebrate leading companies, organizations and individuals who have contributed to the greening of Toronto. The Green Design Award rewards the efforts of a company, project or group working with infrastructure, architecture or industrial design. Altius Architecture designed Ellis Park House to make it an almost zero-emission house. The principal goal of this project was to demonstrate that it was possible build a large, single-family home that was contemporary and luxurious while still being sustainable. The house includes the extensive use of sustainable materials and materials with a high recycled content, as well as a geothermal, ground-source heat pump and an extensive day-lighting strategy reaching Congratulations to these architects who are designing green living.