SITE DEVELOPMENT

Landscape components

  • Large deciduous street trees providing “cooling” shade to the building during the summer months and allowing the warmth of the sun to stream into the flats during the cold winter months
  • Utilize native hardy plant material which requires lower maintenance and watering than imported sensitive high- maintenance species
  • Utilize permeable surfaces to maximize water absorption and capture storm water run-off in a large holding tank which discharges slowly into the storm sewer system

ENERGY EFFICIENCIES

Building Envelope

  • High-efficiency building envelope air leakage control measures
  • Cavity insulation to eliminate thermal bridging
  • Low-E argon glazing and insulated plastic (rather than metal) thermopane spacers
  • Light reflective roofing system to reflect rather than absorb solar heat

Lighting

  • Light paint colours on suite walls and ceilings (require less lighting)
  • Highly reflective white paint on garage walls and ceilings (require less lighting than natural gray concrete)
  • LED lighting throughout garage
  • LED lighting throughout flats
  • LED energy efficient exterior lighting

Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning

  • Independent control of cooling and heating system in each unit
  • High efficiency 2 stage furnace with ECM motor
  • HRV to provide the flat with fresh air exchange

WATER EFFICIENCIES

  • High-efficiency low volume water closets
  • Low-flow showerheads and sink faucets

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Off-gassing

  • Low VOC Laminate flooring
  • Eco friendly CARB Phase 2 compliant cabinet construction
  • Thermofoil satin finish pvc no emission cabinet doors
  • Formaldehyde-free MDF trim or factory primed MDF trim and shelving
  • Solid quartz countertops
  • Low VOC interior caulking and sealants
  • Low VOC paint throughout

Mould control

  • Waterproof backer board in bathrooms
  • All surfaces receiving ceramics and\water and mould resistant drywall on all other bathroom wall and ceiling surfaces
  • HRV ventilation system designed to remove humid contaminated air

RECYCLING AND LANDFILL DIVERSION

  • A conveniently located Recycling and Landfill Diversion Centre located in the garage for owners to bring glass, metal, plastic and paper for all material processing

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

  • General reduction in energy consumption and water use
  • Sustainable long-lasting building components
  • Bicycle storage to encourage pollution-free transportation
  • Pedestrian-oriented urban lifestyle

E.&O.E.

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