March 24, 2015
The MaRS Phase 2 tower project is built to accommodate cutting edge research and innovation in the field of medicine and wellness. Recently awarded LEED-Gold certification, MaRS marries utility with sustainability; a downtown workspace that improves the skyline both in its design and function.
Our MaRS Phase 2 team prioritized sustainability and tenant comfort throughout the design process. The MaRS Phase 2 tower:
- Achieves a 25% energy consumption reduction relative to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) reference building, Canada’s benchmark for sustainable buildings
- Achieves a 41% reduction in design energy cost relative to the MNECB reference building
- Is made of 43.62% regionally manufactured and extracted construction materials
- Grants building occupants direct lines of sight to perimeter glazing in 96% of regularly-occupied areas
- Has 108% of its effective roof area covered in high-albedo roofing (highly reflective material that improves heating/cooling efficiencies)
- Diverted 89.6% of construction, demolition and land-clearing waste to uses other than landfill through a waste management plan initiated during the design process
The final product is an energy-efficient building at the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District that has been designed to perform while also providing tenant comfort.