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Healthy, zero carbon urban renovation

In 2018, we undertook an urban renovation project in downtown Peterborough, Ontario. The city had just adjusted its by-laws to allow for secondary suites on residential properties. Our client had an empty, 100 year old garage attached to her home and wanted to transform it into a one bedroom rental suite in a healthy, zero carbon urban renovation.

Endeavour brought our sustainable building goals to this renovation, including zero carbon footprint, zero toxins and zero waste. Using innovative approaches including hempcrete insulation, expanded glass sub-slab insulation, earthen floors, tadelakt plaster and much more, we brought new life to this old building.

Click on the slideshow below to see a start-to-finish exploration of this unique project…

In the beginning……

In 2018 the students of our 5- month program took on a deep energy retrofit in the City of Peterborough.

Stay tuned for a more in depth look at this amazing low carbon urban renovation!


It all started with an old concrete block garage.