Tower Renewal Blog

TRP Director Discusses Tower Renewal with Passive House Accelerator

Ya’el Santopinto, CUG+R Director of Research and Partnerships, talks urban policy, tower renewal, and the preservation of vital rental housing.

In April, Santopinto sat down with Mary James and Ilka Cassidy on the “Passive House Podcast” to discuss everything Tower Renewal: ranging from urban policy around the world, Canadian challenges and opportunities and the Field Guide to Retrofits in Occupied Buildings, recently published by the Tower Renewal Partnership.

Listen here.

The Passive House Podcast hosted Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Zack Semke and features interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. Passive House is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in building construction and operation that can significantly reduce a building’s environmental footprint. Using an envelope-first approach, it results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.