Benny Farm - Simulation of the Hybrid Solar-GCHP-Boiler System

M. Kummert, M. Bernier

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This urban, landscape and architectural project (Greening the Infrastructure of Benny Farm) proposes an unprecedented integration of buildings, infrastructure and community-driven housing development. This project guides the sustainable construction and renovation of 187 units on four properties, and links each with a shared green infrastructure. A non-profit, community-run utility company will oversee the ownership, management and continual re-investment in sustainable construction for this common energy, water and waste infrastructure. Developed by grassroots stakeholders and designed to expand in phases, the project provides a protocol for construction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, potable water use, the management of waste water, and the production of solid waste through retrofitting, reuse and waste diversion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • heating systems
  • building engineering
  • solar power


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