Minto Communities receives LEED® Gold certification for 30Roe

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Minto Communities announced today that 30Roe, its fully occupied condominium project in Toronto, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification.

Developed by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is an internationally recognized verification program for sustainable building and energy performance. It focuses on high performance in five key categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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30Roe, a fully-occupied Minto Communities condominium project, now LEED Gold certified (CNW Group/The Minto Group)

"LEED Gold certification at 30Roe is the latest example of our commitment to green building and responsible investing over the past four decades," says Agnieszka Wloch, Vice President, Development, Minto Communities. "It's an accomplishment we're tremendously proud of."

Located in the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood, 30Roe is a 34-storey building with 397 condominium units, 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," adds Wloch.

30Roe, a fully-occupied Minto Communities condominium project, now LEED Gold certified

Key features at 30Roe include:

  • In-suite heat recovery ventilators 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 verified by testing
  • Low-emitting FloorScore certified flooring
  • Low-emitting paint, adhesives and sealants
  • Storage for 400 bicycles
  • Capacity to support 20 electric vehicle charging stations
  • 1000m2 of green roof with 60,000L rainwater storage tank
  • Drought tolerant and native plants
  • Drip irrigation system fed by rainwater

LEED registered in 2010, construction of 30Roe began in 2013. With 94 per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfill, the building was fully complete and occupied in 2016, receiving LEED Gold certification in August 2018. 30Roe has also reached Toronto Green Standard Tier II sustainable design requirements through the City of Toronto.

To date, The Minto Group has over 5,000 residential LEED certified units in Ontario including its Minto Eighty8 condominium tower and Lansdowne commercial tower in 2017. Learn more about the company's performance and these achievements in the 2017 Sustainability Report.

About Minto Communities Canada

Minto Communities Canada, a division of The Minto Group, is one of the premier real estate companies in Canada with a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management platform, established in 1955. Minto Communities has built more than 85,000 new homes, and is well recognized by the Canadian real estate industry as four-time winner of Building Industry and Land Development Association's Green Builder of the Year, four-time winner of EnerQuality's Ontario Green Builder of the Year award and two-time winner of the Ontario Home Builder Association's Home Builder of the Year award.

For further information: Anne Murphy, Senior Communications Manager, The Minto Group, Tel: 613.782.2328, [email protected]

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