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Building Profiles for Sustainable Progress

Building Profiles for Sustainable Progress highlight the achievements in the building and land development industry in Toronto. The profiles feature projects, both proposed and completed, that have demonstrated high energy performance with low environmental impact.

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Minto 775: Toronto's First Toronto Green Standard Tier Two Project

Established in 1955, Minto is a fully integrated real estate, development, construction and property management company with operations in Toronto, Ottawa, London, Calgary and Florida. Minto believes that it has a corporate responsibility to the environment and that actively pursuing green initiatives is compatible with its growth and prosperity.

Minto has set 2016 environmental targets which include reducing carbon and water intensity by a minimum of 7.5% vs. 2009 baseline, diverting 80% of construction waste and maintaining its high third-party certification standards. Minto believes that creating high-performing homes in thoughtfully designed communities is beneficial to both it’s customers, and the environment. 

Project Description:

Nestled in the heart of King St West, minto775 has raised the bar for sustainable design in Toronto. This two-tower, 17 storey condominium developed by Minto Group Inc. is the first project to achieve the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 requirements and offers occupants innovative features to maximize the health, comfort, and savings.

Project Details:

Building Type: High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential
Gross Floor Area: 295,265 ft2
Building Designed: 2010
Construction Completed: 2013

Project Statistics:

Total Energy Savings: 3.5e MWh per year
Electricity Savings:  1.1 MWh per year
Natural Gas Savings: 231,000m3 per year
Carbon reduction: 563 tonnes
Performance: 36% above MNECB


Energy Efficiency Measures:

All-Off Switch & Green Plugs

The all-off switch, located at the entrance of the suite, provides simple convenient in-suite lighting and plug control. One flick 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.

ENERGY STAR® Appliances

ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STARâ qualified products use 30% less energy to do the same job as non- ENERGY STARâ qualified products, saving homeowners money while creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Programmable Thermostats

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 you are out of the suite over a 7 day schedule.

Project Team:

Engineering Firm: Smith & Andersen
Energy Modeller: Caneta Research Inc.