Toronto Green Standard

132 Berkeley

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES

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

Cycling Infrastructure
Designated bicycle storage areas have been provided for 172 bicycles, most of which are contained in secure resident bicycle rooms.  At-grade visitor bicycle parking is conveniently located adjacent to the pedestrian courtyard entrance.

Pedestrian Infrastructure
This project is ideally located steps away from the Queen streetcar and several other high-volume TTC routes. It is also a short walk to popular destinations such as The Distillery District, Sherbourne Common, the Toronto Eaton Centre and George Brown College - St James Campus. Pedestrian-friendly lighting and trees are provided along the street edges for a more intimate experience in the bustle of a big city. Walkscore.com rates the site as a paradise for walkers, transit-riders and cyclists.

Urban Heat Island Reduction - Green Roof
301 m2, 30% coverage
The main roof is a combination of green roof and high-albedo reflective material. The 5th floor amenity terrace also provides intensive and extensive green roofs for reduced storm water runoff, improved CO2 emissions and reduced urban heat island effect.

Rainwater Harvesting
11.9m3 tank – holds 11,900 L
100% of the landscaping is irrigated using harvested rainwater collected and stored in a cistern tank.

Water Efficiency
45% better than OBC standards
Specially designed showerheads and faucets use much less water than standard fixtures. Toilets in each suite are high-efficiency dual flush models, which encourage reduced water usage and cost savings.

Recycled Building Materials
Over 18% of building materials are recycled. Primary contributors are steel, gypsum and insulation. 

Construction Waste Diversion
Over 90% of the construction waste was diverted from landfill due to a comprehensive construction waste management action plan.

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Every suite is equipped with a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). The HRV improves ventilation, air quality and living comfort by delivering fresh, filtered outdoor air to each suite.  It also efficiently transfers heat from the air being exhausted to the incoming air.

Light Pollution Reduction
One32 Berkeley provides low-level exterior lighting, fixture shields and dark-sky friendly signage to minimize the light being emitted from the property.

Low-VOC Emitting Materials
Environmentally-friendly underlays, hardwood, ceramic flooring and low-toxicity paints in each suite significantly improve the indoor air quality by reducing the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT MEASURES

All-Off Switch & Green Plugs
The “all-off switch”, conveniently located at the entrance of the suite, provides simple in-suite lighting and plug control. One flick when leaving the suite turns off all fixed lighting and designated green plugs.

Efficient Lighting
Each suite is equipped with compact fluorescent lights. These lights last up to 10 times longer and consume less than one-quarter of the energy compared to their incandescent counterparts. Corridors, amenity areas and parking levels are also equipped with occupancy sensors.

Energy Star® Appliances
ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR® qualified products use 30% less energy and perform equivalently to non- ENERGY STAR® qualified products, reducing utility bills while creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. 

Programmable Thermostat
The seven-day, fully-programmable thermostat enables control of the temperature and airflow in suites for ultimate comfort with increased energy and cost savings.

Smart Sub-metering of Utilities
Each suite’s electricity and water usage is individually metered thereby encouraging conservation by rewarding tenants with direct cost saving benefits.