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Renaissance of Richmond Hill - Richmond Hill, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrPirateCat
N 43° 52.449 W 079° 26.188
17T E 625619 N 4859083
Quick Description: This is the Renaissance of Richmond Hill condo complex built by Tridel in 2009. It is LEED Silver certified.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/12/2011 12:26:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCTXZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member northernpenguin
Views: 4

Long Description:
The posted coordinates are for the entrance to the Renaissance of Richmond Hill.

It opened in 2009 and contains 104 luxury condominium units

Some of the Green features at Renaissance of Richmond Hill include:

Energy Efficiency

- In-suite high efficiency tankless hot water heater
- Double glazed, low-e windows with argon gas fill to provide added comfort and reduce heating & cooling costs
- In-suite heat recovery ventilation system provides fresh air to the suite while recovering energy from exhaust air, thereby reducing heating and cooling costs
- High pressure, low-flow showerheads to reduce water and gas consumption without sacrificing bathing comforts
- ENERGY STAR? appliances reduce electricity use
- Sub-metering for individual allocation of electricity, gas and water costs
- In-suite thermal metering for individual allocation of air conditioning costs
- Best practices commissioning of all major mechanical equipment by third party energy management firm to ensure that systems operate at optimal performance levels Third party energy management company to monitor and verify ongoing equipment performance
- Compact fluorescent and other high efficiency interior lighting designs to ensure lower electricity costs
- Carbon monoxide monitors in the parking garage to activate air handling equipment when needed (versus around-the-clock) saving money on fan operation

Indoor Air Quality

- Direct ducting of fresh air to each individual dwelling
- Carpets certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Indoor Air Quality Test Program ensuring low emissions
- Interior latex-based paints, adhesives & sealants certified by the Environmental Choice Program to ensure low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC's)
- Indoor air quality management plan during and after construction to ensure healthy living space when you move in and for the life of the building
- Adhesive-free low off-gasing laminate hardwood flooring for easy maintenance and easy clearing of dust and allergens

Water Efficiency

- Low flow, high pressure showerheads (rated at 1.5 gallons per minute) and faucets
- Dual flush toilets that use 3 litres or 6 litres of water per flush
- Water efficient landscaping to reduce consumption of potable water for irrigation by 50%
- Front loading ENERGY STAR? washing machine (uses less water and detergent)

Other Environmental Features

- Bicycle storage provided
- Walking proximity to public transportation
- Recycling of construction waste to reduce landfill loads
- Recycling facilities that make separating and disposing of recyclables convenient

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Certification Level: Silver

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