30Roe, Minto Communities’ fully occupied condominium project located in Toronto’s Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood, has achieved LEED Gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
“LEED Gold certification at 30Roe is the latest example of our commitment to green building and responsible investing over the past four decades,” said Agnieszka Wloch, vice president, development at Minto Communities, in a press release. “It’s an accomplishment we’re tremendously proud of.”
30Roe is a 34-storey building featuring 397 condominium units that was designed to consume fewer natural resources, minimize waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Residents appreciate the energy efficiency and cost savings associated with their investment,” added Wloch.
Some key features of the development include in-suite heat recovery ventilators to filter fresh air from the outside directly into the unit; high-performance mechanical equipment, LED lighting, CO and occupancy sensors; 41 per cent energy savings over baseline building code; 35 per cent water savings over building code; air-tight construction; low-emitting FloorScore certified flooring; low-emitting paint, adhesives and sealants; storage for 400 bicycles; capacity to support 20 electric vehicle charging stations; 1,000-square-metre green roof with 60,000-litre rainwater storage tank; drought tolerant and native plants; and a drip irrigation system fed by rainwater.
30Roe was LEED registered in 2010, with construction commencing in 2013. During construction, 94 per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfill. The building was fully completed and occupied in 2016, and received LEED Gold certification in August 2018. 30Roe has also reached Toronto Green Standard Tier II sustainable design requirements through the City of Toronto.