Toronto waterfront office tower earns highest level of LEED certification

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

A 675,000 square foot office tower on Toronto’s waterfront has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) – the highest level of certification.

“Being in a green building is a high priority for our tenants, and we take great pride in delivering this LEED Platinum certification for them, the waterfront community and our team who worked tirelessly on the building,” said Colin Lynch, Managing Director and Head of Global Real Estate Investments, TDAM.

“We are excited to achieve LEED Platinum certification at 100 Queens Quay East and delighted to have helped bring this leading green building to Toronto’s waterfront.”

Green initiatives were incorporated – from revitalizing the formerly contaminated site, where soil remediation was conducted, to the energy-efficient water and light fixtures. The building also features a green roof to utilize unused roof space and maximizes energy performance through the installation of an extensive photovoltaic solar panel array.

Built in 2021, the 675,000 square foot, Class “AAA” office building is part of Menkes’ Sugar Wharf development, an 11.5-acre site with a two-acre public park, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 4,600 residential units, and Toronto’s first vertically integrated school.

 

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