High-Rise Residential Buildings –Current Challenges and Future Solutions

October 14, 2020 2020-10-14 2020-10-14 High-Rise Residential Buildings –Current Challenges and Future Solutions OBEC Canada America/New_York


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Multi-Unit residential buildings (MURBs) are a key feature of Ontario’s urban environment, but they do come with unique challenges. In this webinar, a summary of three research projects from the University of Toronto’s Building Energy and Indoor Environment Lab will be presented. The first presentation focuses on a new retrofit strategy for post-war MURBs that are heated with hydronic baseboards, where baseboards from multiple suites are grouped under a single thermostatic control valve to minimize retrofit costs, while still saving energy and improving thermal comfort for residents.

The second presentation focuses on new interzonal air tightness testing data, which provides important details on how suite compartmentalization is assessed in contemporary MURBs, and how current testing methods may be insufficient, depending on the construction type.

The final presentation focuses on of the use of smart thermostats in contemporary MURBs for suite-HVAC control, building system diagnostics, and as a method to better understand occupant behaviours and (dis)comfort. These projects will provide OBEC members with a deeper understanding of leading-edge research into MURBs, and a host of potential solutions that can improve existing and future buildings.




BSS/OBEC Member: $28.00 + HST
OAA Member: $28.00 + HST
(Includes Certificate of Attendance)

Non-Member: $45.00 + HST
Student: $10.00 + HST

We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship for many people at this time. If you feel you are not able to contribute to the registration cost for this webinar but want to participate in this professional development opportunity please send us a message to be accommodated at no cost, space permitting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Main Webinar Sponsor: $500.00 + HST (1 opportunity available)
[includes: - 30-second company promo before start of webinar - Company logo on live webinar throughout broadcast - Webinar will be posted in members only section after event with your company promo and logo - Company logo on all event promotion.]

Webinar Sponsors: $200.00 + HST (5 opportunities available)
[includes: Company logo on screen throughout live webinar - Webinar will be posted in members only section of website after event - Company logo on all event promotion.]


Registration will be available soon.

Event qualifies for 1 BSS Credit | 1 OAA Core Learning Hours