OTTAWA, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Minto Group continued its stellar
streak of third-party recognition for its commitment to green building
after achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
certifications for five more of its developments in 2012. Awarded by
the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), LEED® is an internationally
recognized third party verification program for more sustainable
building and energy performance.
Beginning in the spring, Minto's Stonefield Flats community in Ottawa,
the largest LEED® for Homes multi-family community in Canada, received
LEED® for Homes Silver certification. Stonefield Flats was also named
Green Development of the Year by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders'
Association in 2011.
In August, Spring @ MintoGardens in Toronto's North York region was
certified LEED® Gold. The 33-storey condominium blends energy
efficiency and water conservation technologies with progressive
architecture to provide a modern and comfortable living experience in a
healthy, quality building designed to save homeowners money while
reducing the impact on the environment.
In September, Minto Richgrove Townhomes in Toronto was certified LEED®
Silver. Comprised of three stacked town home blocks near Eglinton Ave.
West and Martingrove Drive, the building is designed to reduce its
energy usage by approximately 40% compared to a more conventional
Also in September, mintoSkyy, located at Broadview Ave. and Pottery Road
in Toronto, was certified LEED® Gold. The 23-storey condominium and
collection of two-storey townhomes are now sold out.
In early November, 180 Kent, Minto's 20-storey commercial office tower
and Ottawa head offices received the highest standard in LEED®
certification, LEED® Platinum - making it the first LEED Core and Shell
Platinum certification of an office tower in Canada and the largest
LEED® Core and Shell Platinum building that the CaGBC has certified to
"I would like to congratulate Minto on an impressive year of building
that strongly demonstrates their ongoing commitment to sustainability,"
says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building
Council. "By certifying five new LEED projects in 2012, Minto is
setting an example for other developers to follow - one that says that
by building to higher standards companies can be both profitable and
Minto has a standing commitment to seek third party validation on all of
its new communities built in Ontario and Florida. Since 2009, Minto has
built and qualified over 2,200 ENERGY STAR® homes and has certified
over 1,400 homes under various LEED® programs. Notable industry
recognition include being awarded the Ontario Home Builders'
Association (OHBA) GREEN Builder of the Year award in 2008, 2010 and
2011 and being named the OHBA Home Builder of the Year in 2012.
About Minto: The Minto Group, established in 1955, is an Ottawa-based real estate,
development, construction and property management company with
operations also in Toronto, London (ON), Calgary, and South Florida.
SOURCE: The Minto Group
For further information:
Gwen Cox, Director of Communications