Toronto Green Standard

120 Harrison Garden Blvd

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES

This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Candidate building includes:

Bike Storage
A total of 429 bicycle storage spaces are provided throughout the underground garage with an additional 48 bicycle storage spaces available in storage rooms on the 3rd to 8th levels.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
17 parking spaces are equipped with electric vehicle charging stations. An additional 73 parking spaces are equipped with electrical plug rough-ins for future installation of charging stations.

Green Roof
67% Green Roof Area
A total of 2,515m2 of green roof space is provided. This amount is equivalent to 67% total roof coverage! The green roofs add greenery to the property and act as an extra layer of insulation, helping keep the building cool in the summer and warm in winter.  

High Efficiency Irrigation
88% water use savings for irrigation
Rainwater is collected from multiple rooftop areas and directed to a cistern located in the garage. Captured rainwater is then distributed to the plants via a high-efficiency sprinkler system. This design feature contributes to an overall potable water use reduction of 88% for irrigation purposes.

Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings
36% better than OBC standards
Low-flow plumbing fixtures were selected for installation to reduce potable water consumption by 36% compared to a building with conventional plumbing fixtures.

Construction Waste Diversion
89% Diverted
The construction team successfully diverted 89% of all construction waste from landfill. A total of 2,345 metric tonnes of construction waste was recycled.

Sustainable Construction Materials
A total of 21% of all construction materials, by cost, contained recycled content.

Low Emitting Materials
Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and flooring products were applied inside the building to reduce off-gassing and provide residents with a healthier indoor air environment. MERV filters located in the suite fan coil units and building air handling units also provide enhanced air filtration.

Multi-Chute Recycling
Each floor is equipped with a sealed garbage chute room with a two-chute (bi-sorter) system, allowing residents to easily dispose of waste, recyclables, and organics.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT MEASURES

ERVs, Fan coils and Improved Air Quality
Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) are integrated with the fan coil units in all suites. ERVs help promote better indoor air quality by continuously delivering fresh outdoor air directly into the suite while exhausting stale air. ERVs recover up to 60% of the energy of the exhaust air leaving the suite, which means less energy is needed to heat or cool incoming air.

Efficient Lighting
Energy efficient lights were installed throughout the building. Occupancy sensors control amenity area lighting as well as lights in the underground garage. 

Efficient Mechanical Equipment
To optimize the building’s energy performance, high-efficiency boilers and chillers were selected for installation for heating and cooling.

ENERGY STAR® Appliances
ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include a stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR® qualified products consume 30% less energy than conventional appliances, which helps residents save money on electricity.

Sub-metering of Utilities
Each suite is equipped with three sub-meters. The meters measure thermal energy, electricity, and hot water consumption, which means residents are only billed for the energy they use.