Daniel's Residence, Canada

Originally built in 1935, this building was designed for Major-General D. M. Hogarth, a mining executive. When David Daniels (son of world class developer John Daniels) purchased the home for his family's use, he immediately got to work reimagining the property into a beautiful sustainable home with the help of architect Paul Dowsett of Paul Dowsett Architecture Inc.

Through a combination of a number of efficiency strategies, the home was able to achieve a 35% reduction in energy use as well as rainwater runoff harvesting and mitigation on site. The efficiency standard of the building is, in part thanks to a 2,228 square foot extensive green roof designed in collaboration Vegetal i.D. Inc.

This green roof uses Hydropack, a lightweight all-in-one modular green roof system that enabled easy installation and instant greening. The project is composed of 5 different green roof sections, which provide summer cooling, rainwater management and a beautiful green view from the inside and the outside of the home. Excess rainwater from the roof is harvested and used to irrigate both the green roof and the surrounding landscape.

Remarkably, this relatively large residential green roof arrived on only one truck and was quickly installed by a team of five workers from Ginkgo Sustainability in only one day.

Additional Info

  • Surface Area (ft2): 2,338 sq. ft.
  • Region: Ontario
  • City: Toronto, Canada
  • Year Completed: 2013
  • Architect: Paul Dowsett Architecture Inc.
  • Slope (%): 2%
  • Installer: Ginkgo
  • Plant Mix: Standard Mix
  • Accessibility: Accessible


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