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Friday
Jul122013

Launch on the Ottawa River

On July 10, Mother Nature blessed us with the perfect evening to launch The Perfect Home and celebrate the work of Ottawa Salus Corporation. About 50 of us discussed housing ourselves for the future while we watched the sun set over the Ottawa River and took inspiration from the sailboats running the regatta course on the far shore. Dwayne Wright, President of the Board of Salus told us about the work of this charitable organization that has been supporting adults with mental illness for over three decades. Providing supportive/supported housing is a big part of their strategy and demand for Salus housing is at a five-year high. They are responding with an exciting plan to build a 42-unit supportive housing building on Clementine Boulevard, and their vision includes integrating Passive House design and technologies in their building design plan. The goal is to use approaches, materials and standards for maximum energy efficiency, sustainability and improved quality of life for the residents and staff of the building. This is an organization that is truly making a difference. You'll find photos of the book launch here.

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