The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is Southern Ontario’s leading authority on green building best practices. Last night, at the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala, the 2016 Innovation Award winners were announced. Congratulations to all of the winning project teams – these innovative developments continue to elevate sustainability in the Greater Toronto region. CLICK HERE for the full list of winning projects.
Footprint was proud to consult on 200 King Street West – a finalist in the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance category. 200 King Street West is a 24-storey, Class-A office building built in 1983 and located in the heart of downtown Toronto. In 2016, the building achieved LEED EB: O&M re-certification, and was the first building in the USGBC’s LEED Volume program to achieve LEED Platinum. The building also achieved an impressive Energy Star score of 93.
In 2015, the Footprint team provided Existing Building Services expertise on this project. The goal of our investigation was to determine the baseline performance and costs of the chilled water plant, as well as compare options for increasing the efficiency of the plant (including retrofitting, replacing, and using deep lake cooling to provide base load cooling. As a result of this report, the operator made significant steps to improve the efficiency of the building. Our team provided a detailed analysis to optimize the controls for efficient operation and prepare the building for a chiller retrofit. Footprint’s Measurement & Verification services were also employed on this project, to confirm savings associated with the proposed retrofit work.