LEED Platinum Certification
We are proud to share the news that Aqualina at Bayside, the first phase of our successful Bayside community on the Toronto Waterfront, has achieved LEED Platinum certification! In fact, Aqualina is the first high-rise residential building to achieve Platinum certification under the LEED NC DB+C 2009 rating system in Toronto!
This is a significant milestone for the residents of Aqualina at Bayside, and for Tridel and Hines as it heralds the successful LEED certification of the first of four condominium residences of the successful East Bayfront neighbourhood.
What is LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green rating system, administered by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). LEED certified buildings are built in a sustainable way, put less pressure on land-fill, support local industry, function more efficiently and are healthier places to live. In fact, the typical LEED building will consume on average 33% less electricity, 59% less natural gas and 40% less potable water than a Model Reference Building. This translates into a condominium community that is more sustainable and will help reduce financial costs to operate for it’s residents.
Review the full LEED Platinum Scorecard for Aqualina at Bayside.
The NetZed Suite
Aqualina at Bayside was also home to the innovative new NetZED suite. Recipient of the CaGBC ‘Inspiring Home’ Award, which recognizes industry leaders who demonstrate excellence in green building practices and a dedication to innovation in sustainable design, the NetZed Suite was designed to push the boundaries of sustainable design and reduce energy usage in a condominium home by harnessing the energy from solar panels on the roof for electricity. The NetZED suite went beyond this initial concept, incorporating sustainable design into every aspect of the home, from the choice of appliances, lighting, suite finishes and beyond.
Learn More About The NetZed Suite.
The Future of Toronto’s Waterfront Neighbourhoods
Situated steps from the Martin Goodman Trail, the Waterfront Promenade, the Distillery District, and just a short walk from downtown Toronto, the East Bayfront community is an important part of the revitalization of these formerly under-utilized lands.
Overseen by Waterfront Toronto, our city’s waterfront is being transformed into new neighbourhoods in the hearf of the city that are extraordinary places to live, work, and play and Aqualina at Bayside is at the forefront of this transformation.
Learn more about the Future of this Waterfront Community.
Founded in 1957, Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm with a presence in 219 cities in 23 countries. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world.
About Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
CaGBC is a national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research, and has helped meet the demand for skilled workers by providing green building education to over 30,000 professionals across the country since 2002.
Waterfront Toronto was established in 2001 by the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto to unlock the social and economic potential of the waterfront by using best practices in urban revitalization, including the most innovative approaches to sustainable development, excellence in urban design, real estate development and leading technology infrastructure.