2 Old Mill Drive
2 Old Mill Drive, located in the Old Mill neighbourhood bordering the Humber River, is a condominium just steps from the subway, quaint shops, restaurants and cafes along Bloor West and The Kingsway. The building successfully achieved the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 requirements as well as LEED® Gold certification in 2016.
- Total Gross Area TGA (size) – 20,125.95m2
- Building Type – Mid-High Rise Multi Unit Residential Building
- Building Location – 2 Old Mill Drive (Bloor Street West and South Kingsway)
- Energy Savings KWH – 3,352,028 kWh (49% vs. MNECB)
- Energy Efficiency Performance – 25% more energy efficient than OBC 2006
Sustainable Design Strategies
This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Candidate building includes:
Designated bicycle storage areas.
Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Capacity to support nine charging stations.
Rainwater Harvesting (127.6 m3 tank – holds 127,600 L)
A cistern collects water on rainy days and stores the water for future use and was designed to capture enough rainwater required for irrigation during a two-week drought period. The landscaping will be watered using this harvested rainwater.
Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings (40% better than OBC standards)
Suites are equipped with low-flow plumbing fixtures, which contribute to the building’s overall water use reduction rate of 42%.
Construction Waste Diversion (94% Diverted)
2 Old Mill Drive reduced the amount of construction waste it sent to landfill by implementing a construction waste management plan and working with waste haulers to divert 94% of waste construction materials.
ERVs, Fan Coils and Improved Air Quality
Each suite is uniquely enhanced with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system. The ERV delivers fresh outdoor air directly into each suite while recovering up to 60% of the energy of the exhaust air leaving the suite, meaning less energy is needed to heat or cool the unit. The ERV continuously exchanges the air in the suite by exhausting stale air from washrooms, laundry closets, and kitchens and replenishes these spaces with fresh air. This continuous ventilation stream improves indoor air quality by removing pollutants from your home.
Each bathroom exhaust fan has an adjustable built-in humidity sensor, which turns the fan on when the humidity exceeds the setting on the switch – helping to prevent the build-up of mold and mildew.
Environmentally friendly underlays, hardwood, ceramic flooring and low-toxicity paints in each suite significantly reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.
At 2 Old Mill, every floor is equipped with a sealed garbage chute room with a bi-sorter, providing choices for proper disposal.
Energy Efficient Measures
Each suite is equipped with high efficiency LED 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. Additionally, corridor and garage lights are controlled by occupancy sensors that turn lights off when areas are unoccupied.
ENERGY STAR® Appliances
ENERGY STAR appliances are standard in every suite and include a stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. 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 you are out of the suite over a 7-day schedule.
Each suite is equipped with three sub-meters. The meters measure thermal energy (heating and cooling), electricity, and hot water consumption, which means residents are only billed for their in-suite consumption.
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