Terri Peters
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto

Dr. Terri Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is a registered architect in the UK and holds a PhD in sustainable housing from Aarhus Architecture School in Denmark. Her area of expertise is the human and social dimensions of green building, and her current research investigates the qualitative and quantitative aspects of daylight in multi-unit residential housing, and how design can promote wellbeing.

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Rethinking liveability in the design and development of multi-unit housing

Experts in sustainable architecture and development explore the main factors governing liveability and sustainability in multi-unit buildings today, including designing for wellness, alternatives to conventional development models, and the affordability of more sustainable approaches. Panelists include Alex Speigel, a principal of Windmill Developments who focus on low ecological footprint buildings and communities; Megan Torza, principle at DTAH leading a number of the firm’s sustainable developments; and Terri Peters, a PhD in sustainable housing and researcher on the human and social dimensions of green building; along with moderator Heather Dubbeldam, an architect and leading advocate for sustainable design. This panel discussion explores how Active House principles can be applied to the design and construction of multi-unit housing to reinforce human health and comfort, promoting wellbeing without negatively impacting the environment.