Posted by: energyblogwalter | May 30, 2009

Real Condo Critic: 233 Carlaw Ave.

oh faceless joy

Eight floors is way too much for the energy density available, as five or lower would have saved massive needy energy inputs.  The facade is unwelcoming and there is no definition of stores on the ground.

I see far off to the left some red brick stone front with more character, five floors and a defined ground floor.  The glass condo part will need to be demolished, the rest of the block can be left alone with added rooftop garden with passive solar and geothermal to cover baseload.

This building is saved by having lots of access to sun and land but you can forget the looks. Possible that without the glass tophat the centre will be further demolished for nicer three-story row houses instead.

Post Carbon Rating: D


  1. note also the left brick building ground floor is much higher than the condo ground floor, making it perfect for store usage.

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