gross area: 9,666
Number of floors above ground: 14
Design population: 200
Greenhouse Reductions: 582 tonnes
Scott, Manager, Minto Energy Management
Members of assessment teams:
Webber, Halsall Associates;
Woytek Kujawski, CMHC; Jamie
Meil, Athena SMI; Jiri
Skopek, EDC Canada;
MintoRoehampton is a 16 storey apartment located in the heart of midtown Toronto within walking distance of countless restaurants, retail outlets, and public transportation routes. Bicycle parking has been provided for more than half of the occupants and a hybrid car sharing program will make it easy for residents to reduce their personal carbon footprint.
- fenestration-to-wall ratio: 66%
- opaque wall RSI value (m2 * C/W):
- window U-value (W/m2*C)/ 2.78
- window SHGC: 0.47
Optimizing existing infrastructure.
• Alternative Transportation:
Within close proximity to
the subway, covered storage for bicycles and walking distance
to shopping and amenities. Car share program.
• Rainwater Collection:
This harvesting system meets the
building irrigation needs naturally with rainwater instead of
with drinking water.
• Heat Island Effect:
Reduces thermal gradient differences
between developed and undeveloped areas by locating 100% of parking
- Energy and Atmosphere
Designed to be 40% more energy
efficient compared to Model National Energy Code
for Buildings exceeding the 25% required by CBIP
(Commercial Building Incentive Program).
Sophisticated building automation system will
continually monitor building mechanical systems and utility bill
analysis ensuring ongoing accountability and optimization.
• Green Energy:
Minto has committed to green power equal
to 100% of common element electricity for two years and 100%
of suite electricity for one year.
Installed in common areas including parking
garage and stairwells ensure the lights are off when not in use.
Renewable passive solar energy uses daylight to preheat
- Occupant Empowerment
Simple and convenient ‘all-off’ in-suite lighting
control in each suite. One flick of a switch turns off all fixed
lighting and exhaust fans.
These sub meters measure hour-by-hour individual usage
so that you pay only for what you use, putting the savings into
the resident’s pocket.
Front loading washing machines and Energy Star
appliances help reduce energy consumption and costs for residents.
CFL’s have been installed where applicable,
in the suites, reducing energy comsumption.
Each suite will be individually metered for hot
and cold-water use, putting water management in the hands of
the user. Past developments have demonstrated this initiative
reduces water consumption by over 50% in comparison to a typical
• Dual Flush Toilets:
Equipping each suite with dual flush
toilets will lead to an additional 32% reduction in water conservation.
Minto is continually looking for ways to encourage
residents to recycle. Minto Roehampton will be equipped with
a multi stream garbage disposal system that allows for easy recycling
on every floor and will accommodate future organic recycling.
- Materials and
Produced and Recyclable Materials:
Minto Roehampton will incorporate regionally manufactured
• Low Emitting Materials:
Environmentally friendly underlays, laminate and ceramic
flooring and low toxicity paints significantly reduced volatile
Minto has implemented a rigourous construction waste management
program that will separate metals and cardboard and result
in over 75% of waste being diverted from landfill.
Each suite features a fully user networked adjustable air
flow and temperature control that features fully automatic
motion sensor control with manual override for maximum savings
and verifable comfort.
• Daylight and Views:
Generous use of low-e thermal glass with operable windows
natural illumination and ventilation while taking advantage
of the magnificent outward views.
MintoInspired HRV fan coil installed in every suite to
recover exhaust heat and directly deliver fresh filtered air.
The design uniquely allows the fresh air to be circulated throughout
the suite, reducing dust and particulates.
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