The Daniels Corporation commits to sustainable homebuilding
The Daniels Corporation, a developer of lowrise and condominium housing communities, has signalled a stronger corporate focus on sustainable homebuilding with the launch of Field House EcoUrban Towns, in Toronto’s Regent Park. This townhome community, and subsequent Daniels projects that bear the EcoUrban stamp, will boast innovative construction and lifestyle technologies that lower carbon emissions, as well as support a fossil fuel free living experience.
“Innovation is in Daniels’ DNA,” says Director of Project Implementation, Adam Molson. “From our founder, to our current leadership team, The Daniels Corporation’s approach has historically been built on a commitment to doing better. We have always been determined to be at the vanguard of the Canadian development industry. Prioritizing sustainability is the latest example of our corporate commitment to doing better. For Field House, it was important for us as an organization to meet the higher-level voluntary standards in Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard, Version 2, and we have far exceeded that with this project.”
Now under construction with occupancies expected in less than a year, Field House is the first Daniels community to boast the EcoUrban designation. With prices that start at $1.1 million, the Field House community features 24 three-storey townhomes, ranging in size from slightly more than 1,319 sq. ft. to more than 1,700 sq. ft.
The company expects that EcoUrban towns will use 52 per cent less energy, emit 89 per cent fewer greenhouse gases and reduce energy costs by 11 per cent, compared to Daniels’ traditional townhomes.
Notable features in the Field House EcoUrban Towns development include: All electric high-efficiency heat pumps; PowerPipe drain water heat recovery; Reversomatic energy recovery ventilators; high performance building envelopes; triple-glazed windows; lowflow faucets and single flush low consumption toilets; Smart Meter technology and efficient appliances; LED light fixtures; and electric vehicle charging.