Delmanor Wynford awarded Gold Certification
Every building has an environmental impact and Delmanor is following in the tradition of its parent company. 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 Wynford was the first LEED® certified (GOLD) retirement community in Canada.
Delmanor Northtown & Prince Edward awarded SILVER Certification
Delmanor Northtown and Prince Edward awarded LEED® (SILVER) in the retirement rental residence category in Canada.
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; these achievements are 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 Wynford, Northtown & Prince Edward continue 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 they have been certified in all categories outlined by the LEED® Program: sustainable sites, water efficiency’ energy & atmosphere, materials & resources’ indoor environmental quality’ innovation and design process.
Here are some of the included benefits of a LEED® building:
- 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.
On average, a Delmanor LEED building has helped to 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. Improved indoor air quality comes from installing superior systems and materials and the continued use of environmentally friendly products.