Leed Sustainability Standard

The Second Student Centre had received LEED Gold certification and meets the requirements of Toronto Green Standards through multiple strategies: green roofs and permeable landscape surfaces to reduce heat gain and aid storm water management, native, water-efficient planting and plumbing fixtures, bicycle parking and showers to encourage alternative modes of transport, reduced energy use through envelope and mechanical systems’ design and lighting controls, and the appropriate selection of materials for improved indoor air quality.

For more information visit the CaGBC and the Toronto Green Standard.

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Recycled Materials

The Second Student Centre Utilizes as many building materials as possible that are made of recycled content are sourced locally to reduce the overall impact of the environment.

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Water Efficient Landscaping

The landscape areas around the Second Student Centre are integral to the architecture, were designed with a combination of trees, bushes and grasses that are native to the region or do not require artificial irrigation.

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100% Green Energy

We support green power production to offset 100% of the energy consumed by the Second Student Centre.

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Sustainable Materials

Looking around the Second Student Centre, one can notice that wood is a crucial element in the design. all these materials were manufactured in accordance to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure that the origin of the products and production methods are sustainable.

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Engineered Systems

Among the engineered systems helping to reduce energy consumption, are the dedicated outdoor air ventilation units with heat recovery, demand control ventilation, and efficient lighting systems that use LED fixtures almost exclusively.

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Green Roof

Our green roof consists of all native and adaptive plant species, and spans over 50% of the building's roof.

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Low-Flow Plumbing

Our low-flow plumbing fixtures are installed throughout the building, resulting in 45% reduction in wate user compared to the LEED baseline.

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Material Palette

The materials palette throughout the building was carefully chosen to ensure that off-gassing from finishes was eliminated or reduced to avoid any negative impact on the health of users.

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Green Energy

As part of the Student Centre's commitment to sustainability, the energy used by the building will be purchased from renewable energy production

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Active Transportation

We encourage active modes of transportation and have provided bicycling spots and changing rooms/shower facilities in the Second Student Centre for students to use.

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LED Lights

We are committed to minimizing the amount of mercury brought onto the building, and have installed only LED lights in the Second Student Centre.