In Toronto, JWT, GroupM companies and H+K Strategies partnered with their building management company, Colliers International, to create a more efficient office space with the latest green technology.
The new space is designed with sustainability in mind, using recycled content, regional materials and FSC-certified wood. The heating and cooling system was upgraded with high-efficiency boilers and chillers and infrared scanning technology was used to identify and repair air leaks in the building’s outer shell. Motion and daylight sensors, as well as energy-efficient, low-mercury lamps were installed to limit the amount of energy wasted from lighting.
The building emits 25% less carbon dioxide than similar locations. To reduce water use, fixtures were upgraded and low-flow toilets introduced, saving 2 million litres annually compared with similar buildings. The building is LEED Gold certified.