NetZED – The Next Generation of Sustainable Condo Design

NetZED – The Next Generation of Sustainable Condo Design

Hines and Tridel Launch NetZED Suite at Aqualina at Bayside

Recently, industry professionals gathered at the Aqualina at Bayside condominium to celebrate the launch of the Hines and Tridel NetZED Suite.   Guests were invited to tour the suite, ask questions and learn more about the innovative technologies involved in designing and building the first NetZED condominium suite.

What does NetZED mean?  The concept is simple.  Build a condominium suite that produces renewable electricity equal to the amount it consumes.  The goal?  Ensure your net energy usage is zero.  But the NedZED suite goes beyond this, incorporating sustainable design into every aspect of the home.  From the choice of appliances, lighting and mechanical features, to the suite finishes, furnishings and more.

How was this achieved?  The NetZED suite at Aqualina harnesses the energy from solar panels on the roof for electricity.  Excess energy is transferred to the rest of the building, offsetting the NetZED condo’s energy usage during the night.

 

 

 

Why Build a NetZED Suite?

Designed as a concept suite, the NetZED suite pushes the boundaries of sustainable design. Its’ performance will be monitored and analyzed against other suites. As Tridel already builds to an extremely high green standard, specifically LEED-NC and the City of Toronto’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 green building guidelines, the efficiency and performance of the NetZED suite will be measured against a high benchmark. The information gathered from the suite will be analyzed to help determine its’ effectiveness  and implementation of the various innovations into future projects.  Additionally, as a front runner in next generation building sustainable building design for condominiums, the NetZED suite will also help raise awareness among industry professionals and the general public.
Interested in seeing the NetZED suite and learning more about the exciting developments in sustainable building design?  We invite you to visit us at the Bayside Presentation Centre for a tour.

 

Learn More About Hines, Tower Labs and NetZED:

Hines: A privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm, Hines is one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world.  Founded in 1957, Hines has extensive experience in investments across all property types and is a pioneer in sustainable design.

Tower Labs:  Founded in 2011, Tower Labs is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of green building products, technologies and practices.  Through strategic collaboration and partnerships, they help develop pilot and demonstration projects in high-rise buildings with an aim of advancing the innovation, awareness and development of sustainable design in the high-rise construction industry.

The NetZED: A part of the LEED-Platinum Bayside community by Hines and Tridel, located on the penthouse level in the north tower of Aqualina at Bayside.

Learn more about Innovation at Tridel.

To tour the NetZed Suite at Aqualina, visit the Bayside Presentation Centre at 261 Queen Quay East.