LEED Gold Townhouse Project by Minto

Caledonia Park Road, Toronto Ontario

Located in Toronto’s Davenport Village, Caledonia is a 50-unit townhouse development that was completed in May of 2013. Originally targeting LEED Canada for Homes Silver certification, this project surpassed expectations and successfully achieved LEED Gold certification by implementing a number of progressive features that reduce the cost and environmental impact of the home.

LEED Features

  • Drain water heater recovery units: each of the upper townhouse units recover the thermal energy that is normally flushed down the drain in showers
  • High efficiency condensing gas water heaters: provide space and domestic water heating needs
  • All-off switch: this convenient switch makes it easy to turn off a number of devices at once – reducing energy consumption
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances: these use at least 30% less energy than a non-ENERGY STAR® product, saving homeowners money while emitting fewer greenhouse gases
  • ENERGY STAR® windows: these windows help maintain a constant atmosphere in a room, saving on the energy needed to heat or cool a room
  • Gas and hydro sub-metering: gas and electricity are individually metered, ensuring that homeowners only pay for what they use
  • Water efficient toilet: reduces water consumption by 20%, while still consistently providing an effective flush
  • Enhanced insulation: the improved insulation in this home will help to regulate temperatures during both the hot and cold seasons
  • Low-VOC materials and finishes: carefully selected paints, adhesives and finishes to reduce the volume of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released in the air
  • Programmable thermostat: this technology empowers and enables homeowners to fully program the temperature within their home over a 7 day schedule
  • Heat recovery ventilation (HRV): delivers fresh, filtered air to each room and circulates that fresh air throughout the home for improved ventilation, air quality and comfort while saving homeowners money
  • Walkability to amenities, transportation and more: encouraging the use of public transportation and easily connecting homeowners to their neighbours and community