SETTING A GOLD STANDARD IN GREEN DESIGN

The times are "Green"...And so is TIMES GROUP

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Double glazed, Low-E windows with argon gas fill to provide added comfort and reduce heating and cooling costs.
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) in each suite to reduce energy demands.
  • High pressure, low-flow showerheads to reduce energy consumption for domestic hot water without sacrificing bathing comforts.
  • Energy Star™ appliances to reduce electricity use.
  • Sub-metering for individual allocation of electricity costs.
  • Best Practices Commissioning of major mechanical equipment by third party energy management firm to ensure that systems operate at optimal performance levels.
  • Third party energy management company to monitor and verify ongoing equipment efficiency end usage after one year of building occupancy.
  • Third party certification of energy performance by the Government of Canada (25% better than Code).
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs and other high efficiency interior lighting designs to ensure lower electricity costs.
  • Occupancy sensors on lighting in non-essential common areas (recreation, party and board rooms, lockers, stairwell, mechanical room).
  • CO2 monitors in the parking garage to activate air handling equipment when needed (versus around-the-clock) saving money on fan operation.
  • On-site treatment of storm water to remove particulate matter.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

  • Continuous fresh air provided directly to occupied units.
  • Carpets certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Indoor Air Quality Test Program ensuring low emissions.
  • Interior latex-based paints, adhesives & sealants certified by the Environmental Choice Program to ensure ultra low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
  • Indoor Air Quality management plan during and after construction to ensure healthy living space when you move in and for the life of the building.
  • Adhesive-free hard surface flooring for easy maintenance to remove dust and allergens and reduce off-gassing.
  • Best practice ventilation and air sealing practice to eliminate transfer of tobacco smoke between suites.

WATER EFFICIENCY

  • Low flow, high pressure showerheads and faucets.
  • Dual flush water efficient toilets.
  • Water efficient landscaping to eliminate consumption of potable water for irrigation.
  • Front loading Energy Star™ washing machines (use less water and detergent).
  • Individual metering will provide incentive for occupants to reduce consumption.

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES

  • Walking proximity to public transportation.
  • Diverting construction waste to reduce landfill loads.
  • Recycling facilities that permit convenient separating and disposing of recyclables.
  • Additional secure bicycle storage space conveniently located.