Green building is on the rise as far as global trends go, and at this point, most would agree that’s a very good thing. According to the 2016 World Green Building Trends survey, client demand for green homes increased steadily between 2008 and 2012, before taking a significant leap last year—from 35% in 2012 to 40% in 2015—to become one of the top motivators for green building.
The city of Toronto is taking a more and more active role in promoting and encouraging green developments and eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyles. Residents are encouraged to “live green,” and local programs include renewable energy and community power initiatives, and even an Eco-Roof Incentive strategy, among countless others. Many of Toronto’s new condo developments are now being built Green, following the Canada Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System.
Deciding to transition into condo life automatically makes it easier to perform day-to-day tasks more sustainably. But not all condos are truly committed to sustainable principles of design. The quality of green technologies, amenities, and features are what separate true green builders from the rest.
In 2015, the Canadian Urban Institute recognized Stanton Renaissance for its hybrid, high-rise On The Go Mimico project, naming it a finalist in brownfield mixed-use redevelopment. The residence is one of our greatest achievements, and has set a new standard for the future of urban high-rise developments. In addition, both our Mimico and Connolly projects feature dual GeoExchange and Cogeneration technology—an efficient heating and cooling system built to recover waste heat and save you money in the process. Find out more about our vision for green condos and empowered communities here!