SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES
This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Candidate building includes:
Designated bicycle storage areas.
Cranbrooke Village is providing less than the parking capacity required by the zoning bylaw in order to encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation such as transit or bicycles.
Green RoofWater Efficient Fixtures
705m2 (60%of available roof area)
Combating the urban heat island effect, the green roof at Cranbrooke Village will also contribute to managing stormwater and increasing biodiversity in the area.
A cistern is used to hold collected rainwater on the site. This allows 100% of irrigation needs to be met with rainwater.
Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings
35.5% better than OBC standards
Low-flow toilets, showers, sinks and faucets used in each suite and amenity space are high-efficiency, which encourage reduced water usage and cost savings.
Construction Waste Diversion
Cranbrooke Village reduced the amount of construction waste it sent to landfill by implementing a construction waste management plan and working with waste haulers to divert more than 90% of waste construction materials.
HRVs, Fan coils and Improved Air Quality
Each suite is uniquely enhanced with a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). Suites at Cranbrooke Village bring fresh outside air directly into the suite through the HRV whereas typical condominiums receive corridor air from under the entry door. The HRV delivers fresh, filtered outdoor air to each suite and circulates that fresh air throughout the suites for improved ventilation and living comfort.
Solar Domestic Hot Water
A solar domestic hot water system is located on the roof of Cranbrooke Village. This system uses the sun to pre-heat water reducing energy use.
At Cranbrooke Village, every floor is equipped with a sealed garbage chute room with a tri-sorter, providing three choices for disposal.
ENERGY EFFICIENT MEASURES
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.
ENERGY STAR® Appliances
ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include dishwasher and range hood. All refrigerators and washing machines purchased through the builder are ENERGY STAR® rated. ENERGY STAR® qualified products use 30% less energy to do the same job as non- ENERGY STAR® qualified products, saving homeowners money while creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
The fully programmable thermostat enables control of the temperature and airflow in your suite. The thermostat allows homeowners to set the temperature to their comfort level when home and adjust for increased energy savings when out of the suite over a 7 day schedule.
Each suite’s electricity and hot and cold water are individually metered, ensuring that homeowners only pay for their in-suite consumption.