Every building has an environmental impact and Delmanor Northtown is following in the tradition of its parent company Tridel. Tridel is very proud of both the fact that they have sold more LEED® candidate suites than any other builder in the GTA and the fact that Delmanor Northtown Is the first LEED® certified (silver) building in the retirement rental residence category. According to Delmanor COO Sheldon Gould “we diligently pursued LEED certification from the outset. We made the conscious decision to lower adverse environmental impact and at the same time raise the standard of comfort of our residents”. No small feat;, their achievements were measured and evaluated through every stage of the planning, building and completion process. Today the results are readily apparent to visitors and residents alike.
LEED® has become the standard for Tridel and Delmanor and today Northtown continues to operate to LEED standards. LEED® is the most established and comprehensive green rating system out there. LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is administered by the Canada Green Building Council. Its strict criteria are second to none, and far from every building qualifies after undergoing the rigorous testing process. That means Northtown has been certified in all six categories outlined by the LEED® Program: sustainable sites, water efficiency’ energy & atmosphere, materials & resources’ indoor environmental quality’ innovation and design process.
On average, a Tridel Naturally Better community helps reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) by approximately 500 tonnes. A reduction in GHG means better air quality and improved health for the community and greater neighborhood. Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. Clearly, the quality of materials and finishes inside a building are crucial; yet many finishing products release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Indoor pollution sources such as upholsteries, carpets, adhesives, cleaning products, printers and photocopiers, combustion appliances and furnaces, plastics, building materials (such as urea formaldehyde and creosote infused wood products), inks, paints, and finishes release gases and particles into the air that are often toxic (VOCs). Indoor air quality can be greatly improved by choosing non-polluting material and cleaning solutions while providing appropriate ventilation systems. At Delmanor Northtown improved indoor air quality comes from installing superior systems and materials and the continued use of environmentally supportive cleaning solutions.
Here are some of the included benefits of living at Delmanor Northtown:
- Carpets, paints and adhesives contain fewer volatile organic compounds
- Improved ventilation delivers fresh air to every suite while exhausting stale air from washrooms
- MERV 13 filters installed on central building air delivery systems provide superior filtration and air quality
- Air tight construction minimizes transfer of contaminants between suites.
For more information or a tour of Delmanor Northtown and its superior LEED certified living standard contact Matt Ross, General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (416) 225-9146.