Designed by women, built for everyone

From construction management to engineering to architecture, the entire leadership team behind Reina Condos is women-led—a first in the Canadian condo development industry. This unique group is rethinking the typical condo with its mixed-use residential building in South Etobicoke, part of an emerging family-friendly neighbourhood: the Queensway Improvement Area.

Highlights

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    The Reina Condos project team participated in the Savings by Design program’s full-day, no-cost integrated design process workshop to explore strategies for optimizing its building’s design.

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    Based on Savings By Design workshop recommendations, the building design was projected to achieve 16 percent better energy performance than Ontario Building Code.

Project highlights

$36,084
projected annual energy cost savings

75,127 kg CO2e
projected GHG reduction

16%
projected better energy performance than Ontario Building Code

9-storey
mid-rise tower

197
residential suites

2 levels
of underground parking

*Projected savings based on energy modelling simulations from the Savings by Design Integrated Design Process workshop.

Raising the bar

Urban Capital and Spotlight Development Inc. followed the City of Toronto’s Growing Up Guidelines for Urban Design to support the needs of families in new vertical communities, incorporating stroller storage on each floor, a large play area and an accessible green roof, among other amenities.

Comparing design options

The project team participated in the Savings by Design program’s full-day, no-cost integrated design process workshop to explore strategies for optimizing its building’s design. Using premium energy simulation software, they compared the annual energy use and costs of different options for the building envelope, mechanical systems and lighting systems.

“We’re passionate about buildings that work for everyone and the experts we met through the program provided solutions for bringing our vision to life,”

Taya Cook, Director of Development, Urban Capital.

Achieving above-code performance

Based on workshop recommendations, the building design is projected to achieve 16 percent better energy performance than Ontario Building Code.

Key project enhancements

  • High-performance heat pumps
  • High-efficiency condensing boiler, energy recovery ventilators
  • Lighting controls, higher-efficiency fixtures
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • Lower-flow water fixtures
  • Demand control ventilation

Start designing sustainable buildings with expert help

Savings by Design gives your project team free access to industry experts, technical tools and financial incentives to help you build high-performance, resilient and sustainable buildings.

How the program works

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Visioning session

Session duration: 1 – 2 hours
We’ll meet with your project lead, sustainability manager and a design team member to help define your project requirements and sustainability priorities.


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Get rewarded for building above code

Earn incentives that reward you for building 20 percent above code:

$15,000 As-designed energy performance incentive
Earn incentives when you complete a pre-construction certified energy model that shows your building will be 20 percent above current code.

$15,000 As-built energy performance incentive
Earn additional incentives by confirming your building is 20 percent above code with a post-construction certified energy model, performed by a professional modeller.


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Integrated design process workshop

No cost ($30,000 value*)
Workshop duration: 1 day Your team will strategize with energy modellers and sustainable design experts to maximize your project’s energy and environmental performance at a full-day workshop facilitated by Sustainable Buildings Canada.

An energy model will be developed as well as a final report summarizing the options discussed and recommendations.


Apply today to get the most out of your next project

Mary Sye

Energy Solutions Advisor, Savings by Design, Commercial & Multi-Residential
mary.sye@enbridge.com
416-753-6258

*This has no cash value. To qualify for the program, your project must be located in the Enbridge Gas Inc. service area. City of Toronto projects will be required to achieve higher energy performance targets. If a participant doesn’t complete construction of a new commercial property in the Enbridge Gas service area that exceeds 20 percent of the OBC’s energy performance requirement within five years of completing the integrated design process workshop, they’re not eligible for performance incentives. In order to receive incentive payments, you must agree to all program terms and conditions, fully participate in all stages of the program and meet all program requirements. HST is not applicable and will not be added to incentive payments.