Moss Sund launches new website. Check it out at www.mosssund.com
MOSS SUND continues to be busy (so busy our 'official' web site keeps getting put on the back burner!) We are looking to hire a talented individual with experience in custom residential housing in Toronto.
Please see the post on the OAA web site
The Toronto Green Community and MPP Mike Colle hosted an event aimed at helping home owners better understand what they can do with their homes to make the more "green". After presentations by the Toronto Green Community and SolSmart Energy Solutions, Carolyn gave a short talk about "Green Design" which highlighted some recent projects the firm has been working on. We were pleased with the great turn out and enjoyed meeting the attendees after the event.
Thanks to Franca Di Giovanni for organising the evening.
Please feel free to contact Carolyn if you have any questions: email@example.com
On Thursday September 21 the Hugh Garner Co-op celebrated the completion of Phase 1 of their Green Roof project. We have been working, in conjunction with Monica E Kuhn Architect, on this project for more than 3 years. It was exciting to realize how far the public's understanding of green roofs has come in that time.
The evening was a great success - with a stacked house including deputy mayor Joe Pantalone, 2 former mayors - Barbara Hall and David Crombie, the newly minted Deputy Premier of Ontario, George Smitherman, local councillor Pam McConnell and a host of other community leaders. Monica and Carolyn gave a short presentation on the progress of the project and next steps.
For more information go to www.hughgarnergreenroof.ca
Happy 2006 to all. Our hope of updating the web site daily has gone a bit by the wayside as we are very busy with an exciting array of projects!
Currently on the boards are a number of interesting projects ranging from a weekend house in the country, to renovations and additions to homes in the Beach, Cabbagetown, Annex and Forest Hill neighbourhoods of Toronto, to a retail store on Yonge Street, to ongoing health care projects at area hospitals and clinics.
Harbourview is slated to start construction March 1st. It is looking like we may have the first LEED Platinum building in Canada.
Please bear with us until our 'real' web site is launched!
An old friend in California was in town recently and was asking for advice on how to make the addition he was planning more environmentally friendly.. this is a subject I can go on about forever.. so I promised him I'd post some info on some of my favourite recent finds. The Solar Ball is one of them. We first read about it on Treehugger.. as usual. The Solar ball uses lenses to capture 500 times more light and concentrate in on 5 small triple junction solar cells. These cells are apparently the same as those used on some space vehicles and have the associated price tag. With the lenses however, you get a higher efficiency rate than flat plat collectors. Check out their web site: http://www.greenandgoldenergy.com.au/ We look forward to seeing the product progress.. hopefully they can find an alternative to the tape that appears to be holding the prototype together.