The Archetype Sustainable House at The Living City Campus (located just north of Toronto) at Kortright demonstrates viable, sustainable housing. Through education, training, market transformation and partnership programs it will influence how communities are built, planned, constructed and lived-in to minimize ecological footprints and improve people’s quality of life.
Two semi-detached houses serve as models of the next generation of green homes. Showcasing sustainable technologies, materials and practices, and promoting a holistic approach to home and community building, these demonstration homes provide a learning facility for trades, builders, students and homeowners. The design of the houses are the result of a national competition conducted by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Design Exchange.