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One York recognized for outstanding sustainability merits

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One York recognized for outstanding sustainability merits

One York recognized for outstanding sustainability merits

The winners of the 11th annual Canadian Green Building Awards, a program hosted by Sustainable Architecture & Building [SABMag], represent some of the best examples of sustainable, high-performance building design in Canada. Projects were awarded in various categories and can be seen here: http://sabmagazine.com/winners2018.html

The commercial office part of One York was the winner of the Large Commercial/Industrial category, which is part of a 2 million s.f. mixed-use development along the Central Waterfront in the new South Core of Toronto. One York is Toronto’s highest-scoring LEED Core+Shell certified office project to date – achieving Platinum certification at 89 points. The 35-storey office tower is one of three towers (two are residential) rising from a 3-storey retail podium. The 4th floor of the podium provides public roof garden access, a shared food court and a significant health/fitness centre. Together, all connected components create a unique metropolis-like complex inspired by the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.

Sustainability Design Strategies include:

  • The smart, mixed-use intensification of a parcel that is extremely well located to all transit options in Toronto;
  • Connecting to the Enwave Deep Water Cooling system and generating 86,000 kWh/year through PV panels on the roof;
  • A focus on occupant comfort and health, flexibility and energy efficiency through the use of innovative designs such as daylighting strategies and underfloor air distribution system; and,
  • Use of simplified mechanical systems, reduced life cycle costs, material waste, and operational costs while increasing the building’s flexibility, durability and desirability.
From left to right: Phil Bastow of The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Alan Murphy of Green Reason, Rebecca Mallinson of Enbridge, and John Gillanders, Dermot Sweeny, David Copeland, Peter Kurkjian and all of Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. Photo: Vuk Dragojevic.

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