Living green

Times Group continues to lead the way with its environmentally-friendly Key West condo project

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With a track record that speaks for itself, Times Group’s commitment to environmentally sustainable development is second to none.

A premier name in the industry with 25 years of business and a record of excellence across the real estate spectrum of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Times Group sets the bar particularly high when it comes to green building.

That was borne out when the company built the first LEED-certified residential condominium in Markham, which is a testament to its dedication to both the environment and the community.

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But now, with the Key West condos on the Etobicoke waterfront, Times Group is building with an even greater green commitment. There are more energy-efficient features, environmentally-friendly materials and construction practices that minimize waste.

So much so, it turns out, that the project will be a candidate for Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, which is the industry’s highest green building standard.

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A firm commitment to the environment and green living is a cornerstone of Times Group’s green building philosophy. As an early adopter of York Region’s Sustainable Development Through LEED Program, all Times Group residential projects in York Region have important environmental benefits. From smart site planning to energy conservation to waste reduction to water savings, Times Group is leading the way in environmental stewardship across the GTA.

Inspired by core family values, Times Group has become a leading player in the land acquisition, planning, design, development and construction of premium-quality commercial and residential properties. With a focus on exceptional quality and enduring value, Times Group is actively engaged in the development of high-rise condominium projects, distinctive homes and condominium townhouses in the GTA.

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Every Times Group project is distinguished by an integrated planning process, a meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to enduring value.

That painstaking approach continues with Key West, where the project manager is Tony Ma and Sirous Sayad is site superintendent.

When it comes to energy efficiency and green features, Key West stands alone. A number of examples include:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

1) Double glazed, Low-E windows with argon gas fill to provide added comfort and reduce heating and cooling costs;
2) High pressure, low-flow shower heads to reduce energy consumption for domestic hot water without sacrificing bathing comforts;
3) Energy Star appliances to reduce electricity use;
4) Sub-metering for individual allocation of electricity costs;
5) Best Practices Commissioning of major mechanical equipment by third party energy management firm to ensure that systems operate at optimal performance levels;
6) Occupancy sensors on lighting in non-essential common areas;
7) CO2 monitors in the parking garage to activate air-handling equipment when needed (versus around-the-clock) saving money on fan operation;
8) And on-site treatment of storm water to remove particulate matter.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

1) Continuous fresh air provided directly to occupied units;
2) Interior latex-based paints, adhesives & sealants certified by the Environmental Choice Program to ensure ultra low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs);
3) 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;
4) Adhesive-free hard surface flooring for easy maintenance to remove dust and allergens and reduce off-gassing;
5) And best practice ventilation and air sealing practice to eliminate transfer of tobacco smoke between suites.

WATER EFFICIENCY

1) Low flow, high pressure shower heads and faucets;
2) Dual flush water efficient toilets;
3) Water efficient landscaping and storage of rainwater to eliminate consumption of potable water for irrigation;
4) Front loading Energy Star washing machines (use less water and detergent);
5) And individual suite metering will provide incentive for occupants to reduce consumption.

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES

1) Walking distance to public transportation;
2) Diverting construction waste to reduce landfill loads;
3) Recycle facilities that permit convenient separating and disposing of recyclables;
4) And additional secure bicycle storage space conveniently located.

Key West carries on with the company’s tradition of excellence. Winner of many prestigious industry awards, Times Group has been honoured with the BILD Award for Green Builder of the Year – Highrise in recognition of its green building philosophy.

Times Group began by building custom homes in North York, Ontario in 1987. With its singular focus on quality craftsmanship and professional service, the family-run business thrived and soon expanded into commercial development, focusing on commercial condominiums.

Since then, the company has virtually formed the skyline of lower Richmond Hill, having built extensively along Highway 7, between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street. The company’s flagship and highly successful commercial development, Times Square, put Times Group squarely on the map as a major developer of repute and earned Times widespread acclaim.

At the turn of the 21st century, with a firm footing in the arenas of commercial development and home building, Times Group focused its formidable skills, resources and strengths on highrise residential condominium development. Here, again, the core family values of quality, trust and tradition propelled the company into completing one successful condominium project after another.

img_0316Today, Times Group leads the development industry with over 20 exquisitely designed residential condominium residences in the Toronto downtown core, North York, Richmond Hill, Markham and, most recently, Key West in Etobicoke. With these and more elegant condominium communities coming soon, Times Group continues to arouse great excitement with its stylish and sophisticated projects.

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