Toronto-Dominion Centre Releases its Inaugural Sustainability Report

Toronto-Dominion Centre announced the release of its inaugural sustainability report. This is the first time in North America that a single commercial property has provided such transparency into its programs, performance outcomes and ambitious future plans separately from its parent organization.

 
 
"Sustainability is both smart business and a central component of both Toronto-Dominion Centre and Cadillac Fairview's desire to create high performance environments that enhance tenants' success," said David Hoffman, General Manager of Toronto-Dominion Centre. "This report outlines the outstanding progress made by Toronto-Dominion Centre so far in minimizing its environmental footprint, engaging its tenant community and promoting long-term business vitality."
 
Report highlights:
 
  • TDC's unique Occupant Engagement Program (OEP) produced an award-winning Energy Campaign that reduced total energy use by 2.4 million KWh
  • TDC has achieved a 14% reduction in energy use, a 12% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 23% reduction in water usage and has diverted 77% of waste from landfill
  • Protecting the architectural design of the iconic Mies van der Rohe buildings while also protecting the environment has been a task worth undertaking. Successful TDC retrofit projects include:
    • a switch to Deep Lake Cooling that resulted in a 15% reduction in water consumption
    • a move to recycle the original single-pane windows to make way for custom units expected to save 5M ekWh in energy and 1,200 tCO2e of GHG emissions per year
  • TDC's switch to daytime cleaning saved on energy from after-hours lighting and heating requirements
  • TDC's commitment to sustainability extends beyond the property's physical and environmental footprint with support for alternative transportation that includes a secure bicycle parking lot and a partnership with Zipcar
 

 

by Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre) on February 28, 2013