CLARINGTON, ON, May 20, 2021 / CNW / – Toyota Canada Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Center (ECPDC), a 44,356 square meter facility Clarington, Ontario, has received Zero Carbon Building – Design ™ certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), making it one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in the country.
“In this critical decade of climate action, business leadership is essential,” said Thomas mueller, President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council. “By designing and building their new parts distribution center to meet the goals inspired by the Toyota 2050 Environmental Challenge, Toyota Canada has gone above and beyond, setting a high standard for other business leaders to ensure that we move to a low carbon future in everything we do. . “
CaGBC’s zero carbon construction standard is From Canada first green building program to make carbon emissions the key indicator of building performance. According to the CaGBC, a zero-carbon building is highly energy efficient and produces on-site or purchases carbon-free renewable energy in sufficient quantity to offset the annual carbon emissions associated with operations.
The certification provides transparent and tangible proof of Toyota’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, thus supporting the company’s global commitment to a net carbon-free future. It is also a clear example of Toyota’s desire to reduce carbon emissions throughout its operations. now.
“From the start, our new ECPDC was designed with environmental sustainability in mind,” said Tony Kelly, Vice President of Customer Services at Toyota Canada. “The Zero Carbon Building certification is recognition of our efforts to go above and beyond – not only to meet our own sustainability goals, but to limit our carbon footprint for future generations.”
Some of the building’s sustainability features include:
A carefully selected site to minimize the impact on local rivers and ecosystems
Geothermal heating to reduce the building’s dependence on emitting fuels
Dynamic auto-dimming glass to control glare and help reduce the need for cooling
A 25,000-liter cistern to supply the facility’s low-flow toilets and urinals with rain or snow collected on its roof, saving more than 325,000 liters of water per year
A 965 kW rooftop solar panel that generates 1,153 MWh per year, providing all necessary carbon offsets on site
Drought tolerant natural plants and multi-use outdoor trails for the community – features that ultimately limit the overall environmental impact of the facility
Learn more about ECPDC’s Zero Carbon Building – Design ™ certification by reading the CaGBC case study here.
Click here to watch a video presenting the main features of the building.
This project is registered under the LEED® Green Building Rating System and is aiming for LEED® Gold certification.
Built with a focus on employee safety and comfort, as well as durability and affordability, Toyota’s new ECPDC plays a vital role in its parts and service operations in Canada by enabling continued growth and increased parts and service efficiency for Toyota and Lexus customers and guests around the world. Eastern Canada.
About the Canada Green Building Council
CaGBC is the premier national organization dedicated to advancing green building, building modernization and sustainable community development practices. The CaGBC works with industry and government at the local, provincial and national levels to make every building greener, focusing on reducing carbon emissions, reducing the environmental impacts of buildings and improving the health of people. occupants. To accomplish this, the CaGBC sets and audits advanced green building standards, conducts government outreach and market research, and provides education and training. In 2004, the CaGBC established the LEED® Green Building Rating System Canada and developed the first zero carbon building standard in 2017. For more information, visit cagbc.org.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold more than six million vehicles in Canada through a nationwide network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealers. Toyota is committed to bringing safety, quality, reliability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is at Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifaxand parts distribution centers Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing plants in Canada. Having produced over nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include the Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid. Recent investments in its facilities Ontario will increase production of the best-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid models in the North American market.
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
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