Building Beautifully and Sustainably
Part of our development strategy is planning for a sustainable and environmentally friendly future. We target LEED® ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) standards with our new developments, and have incorporated the latest technologies into our designs to promote efficiency. LEED® is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings and is awarded by the Canada Green Building Council.
- The Grainery Lofts, received LEED® Gold Certification (LEED® for New Construction) in 2014. This achievement marked the first privately owned and developed, multi-unit residential building east of Montreal to achieve LEED® Gold status. The building was constructed with eco-friendliness in mind. By restoring an under-utilized urban site, we were able to create an environmentally conscious building this is close to green transportation alternatives.
- MAPLE, our latest, mixed-use development and Rental Development of the Year 2018 ( Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations ) will avoid the inefficiencies caused by thermal bridging—an unwanted heat transfer between the exterior and interior of a building via inefficient building materials—by installing cutting-edge Schöck Isokorb thermal break systems. This will ensure the comfort of our residents at all times, while simultaneously reducing heating and cooling costs and our overall environmental footprint. It will also help the building maintain structural integrity for longer.
- CURVE at SOUTH PARK will also target LEED® certification. Although sustainability and building integrity are our highest priorities, we never sacrifice style. We work with some of the best architects and designers to create visually stunning and comfortable spaces for people to live and work. The building development is being overseen by Norman Flynn Design and Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, some of the most recognizable names in North American architectural design.