DTAH Partner Megan Torza will be speaking on a panel on rethinking liveability in the design and development of multi-unit housing at the 7th annual Active House Symposium. The symposium will take place September 16 and 17 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Learn more here
The Active House Alliance is an international non-profit association. The ambition for the Alliance is to create a viable, independent and international influential alliance, which supports the vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their residents without impacting negatively on the climate and environment – thus moving us towards a cleaner, healthier and safer world.
Experts in sustainable architecture and development explore the main factors governing liveability and sustainability in multi-unit buildings today, including designing for wellness, alternatives to conventional development models, and the affordability of more sustainable approaches. Panelists include Alex Speigel, a principal of Windmill Developments who focus on low ecological footprint buildings and communities; Megan Torza, principle at DTAH leading a number of the firm’s sustainable developments; and Terri Peters, a PhD in sustainable housing and researcher on the human and social dimensions of green building; along with moderator Heather Dubbeldam, an architect and leading advocate for sustainable design. This panel discussion explores how Active House principles can be applied to the design and construction of multi-unit housing to reinforce human health and comfort, promoting wellbeing without negatively impacting the environment.