MMM Group’s Toronto Office – Canadian Green Building Award, Commercial Interiors

MMM provided LEED consulting and building performance monitoring for this LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum office recognized for its energy efficiency and superior design.

MMM Group Takes Home CaGBC Award for its Toronto Office

MMM Group’s Toronto office space won a Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Toronto Innovation Award at a gala held at the Arcadian Court on October 22. MMM’s Mike Edwards, Commissioning Specialist, was on hand to pick up the award, which acknowledged the energy efficiency and superior design of this LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum office. In addition, MMM’s Kitchener office, A Grander View, was a finalist for an Innovation Award in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance category.

MMM’s downtown Toronto office is found on the fifth floor of the historic Balfour Building on the corner of Spadina and Adelaide. MMM provided LEED consulting and building performance monitoring for this project. The green achievements and design measures included were as follows:

  • 58% tenant space and 40% base building water use reduction
  • 92% Energy Star equipment and energy-efficiency appliances
  • Green Power purchased for all electricity needs
  • 52% salvaged furniture content
  • Over 90% of occupied spaces have daylighting and views to the outdoors
  • Lighting power reduced by 30% compared with ASHRAE 90.1-2004 standards through measures such as LED fixtures and occupancy and daylight sensors

This was the first year for the CaGBC Toronto awards, and the fourth annual Legacy Gala, a fundraiser for the chapter, which attracts hundreds of green building professionals to the event. Tuesday’s dinner event included a keynote address by Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, as well as an address by Michael Brooks, past CEO of the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac). The event is sponsored by Toronto Hydro and Hydro One, among other energy-related organizations.