Sustainability Features at 123 Portland
We believe our success is measured by the health and vibrancy of the lives we touch and the environments we create. From green architecture to community building, quality living and responsible investing, our commitment to people and the planet is an important part of what we do. It’s one of the things we’re most proud of.
To support physiological and psychological health, elements of biophilic design have been carefully integrated throughout the building. Natural and textured materials in the interior finishing, as well as lush and extensive planting on The Rooftop provide a connection to nature.
The exterior envelope is expertly insulated with glazing that provides sufficient daylight while also maintaining energy efficiency.
COMMON AREA VENTILATION
All amenity areas are monitored with CO2 sensors to ensure consistently healthy levels of air quality. An ionized air system provides improved air quality to the corridors by dramatically reducing airborne pollutants such as VOCs, odours, and particulate matter.
TARGETING LEED CERTIFICATION
As the most respected green building rating system in the world, LEED provides an effective framework to create highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
LOW EMITTING PAINTS AND FINISHES
An exclusive selection of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, sealants, adhesives, flooring materials and insulation improves indoor air quality.
LED lighting throughout the building is energy efficient, long lasting, mercury-free and low maintenance, making lighting your suite substantially cost-effective.
Indoor air quality is greatly improved with the use of scent-free and chemical-free cleaning systems in all common areas.
BICYCLES AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
Dedicated resident bicycle parking on the mezzanine with direct elevator access and a “bike trough” make access to a healthy lifestyle convenient and easy. For electric vehicles, infrastructure is provided to ensure the easy installation of a charging station.
UNDERCOUNTER WASTE SORTING SYSTEM
All three waste streams (organics, recycling and general waste) can be conveniently sorted and disposed of through a seamless undercounter waste sorting system. For extra convenience, waste chutes are located on each floor.
IN-SUITE HEATING, COOLING AND VENTILATION
While most buildings only allow seasonal heating or cooling control, the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system ensures constant comfort by allowing heating and cooling control in every suite, year round. The Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system provides fresh, filtered outdoor air directly to all regularly occupied rooms in the unit, while also maintaining optimal levels of humidity.
MINTO INTELLIGENCEMinto Intelligence (MI) is a feature-rich smart home package that puts control at your fingertips through your smartphone. With this versatile system, you can:
- Place a call or send an email directly to the concierge desk, from anywhere in the world.
- Discover amenity hours of operation, and reserve amenities.
- Get messages from an automated parcel system about pending parcel delivery or parcel notification.
- Adjust the temperature in your suite, even if you are not in the building.
- Receive messages from the concierge or property management team.
- View Closed Circuit Television video from cameras in the building.
- Unlock or lock your front entry door.
- Open common area doors.
- Register a guest in advance of their visit, and allow the concierge to more easily identify the visitor, and permit access for their visit.
- Enter the parking garage without the use of a fob.
For us, sustainability isn't just about being environmentally conscious. It's about the actions we take to invest in building a sustainable future. Our goal is to reduce natural resources to minimize waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while continuing to providing customers with modern spaces to live, work and play. It's our priority today - and it will continue to be in the future. We're focused on building better communities, one home at a time - and sustainability is a big part of what defines "better". Creating spaces that promote comfort, cost savings, health and community connections is something that we're completely committed to.
Our communities offer advanced features that reduce water and energy use without impacting comfort or performance, delivering real-world saving year- after-year.
Windows and walls protect you from the elements, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. These features help soothe the senses, ensuring your home is a comfortable and relaxing place to be.
It's not just about what's within your walls. Living in a connected community with real walkability, plenty of green space, parks and recreation offers more ways to meet family and neighbours and promotes a sense of belonging.
Your physical and mental wellbeing is important to us. Your home has been designed to be a healthier place to live with consideration to the materials you touch and the air you breathe.
Minto Communities uses third-party building validations to demonstrate we've delivered a superior product, making our customers feel confident that we're building with them in mind.