The Kip District – Phase 1 is the first of a five tower award-winning master-planned mixed use community in the Etobicoke Centre neighbourhood. The project contains 283 condominium suites and a 1,000 m2 Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Space (POPS). The building successfully achieved the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 requirements as well as LEED Gold certification in 2019. The building’s sustainability elements promote energy efficiency and water use reduction.
This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Certified building includes:
There are 193 long-term bicycle parking spaces provided in secure rooms at the P1 level as well as 44 short-term bicycle parking spaces at several locations at grade.
The site is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from the Kipling TTC Subway Station, Kipling GO Train Station and the future Metrolinx Kipling Mobility Hub which is currently under construction. The Mobility Hub will integrate GO buses as well as Mississauga MiWay buses with existing GO Train service.
10 parking spaces (8 resident and 10 visitor) are equipped with electric vehicle charging stations, and 5 spaces in addition are roughed-in.
1 carshare parking space has been provided at grade.
A green roof located above the covered underground parking ramp features drought tolerant plant species, which reduces the need for irrigation. The available roof space on top of the tower features a white roof with a Solar Reflective Index of 75.
Potable water use for irrigation has been reduced by more than 50% through high efficiency irrigation technology and drought tolerant plants.
Using water efficient fixtures, water consumption has been reduced by over 39% compared to conventional fixtures.
A construction waste management plan was implemented and over 85% of construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfill.
Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and flooring products were applied inside the building to reduce off-gassing and maintain occupant well-being.
Each floor features a ‘tri-sorter’ to separate organic, recyclable and landfill materials.
79% of the landscaping is irrigated using rainwater collected and stored in a cistern tank.
The “all-off switch”, conveniently located at the entrance of the suite, provides simple in-suite lighting and plug control. One flick when leaving the suite turns off all fixed lighting and designated green plugs.
Corridors, amenity areas and parking levels are all equipped with LED lighting controlled by occupancy sensors to save energy when these spaces are not in use.
ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include a stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR® qualified products consume 30% less energy than their conventional counterparts, which helps residents save money on electricity.
Residents have full control over their thermal comfort. Each suite is equipped with a programmable digital thermostat, which residents can use to control temperature and airflow in the suite. The thermostat allows homeowners to set the temperature to their comfort level when at home and adjust for increased energy savings when they are away.
Each suite’s electricity and water usage are individually metered thereby encouraging conservation by rewarding tenants with direct cost saving benefits.
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