A Greener Way of Life – Minto Green

A Greener Way of Life - Minto Green

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: The Minto Group

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We’re committed to better, greener buildings.

As a leading green builder, we’re committed to creating beautiful homes and office spaces with less impact on the environment. For us, that means consuming less natural resources, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while providing customers with modern spaces to live and work in. It’s our priority today — and will continue to be in the future.

What Sustainability means to Minto
At Minto, creating spaces that promote comfort, cost savings, health and community connections is something we’re completely committed to. We don’t just talk about being an innovative green builder – sustainability is part of everything we do.

In fact, we build and operate thoughtfully designed, high-performing buildings and communities that provide our customers with a healthier way of living that can reduce both their household costs and impact on the environment.

Minto’s Environmental Policy
Minto believes that it has a corporate responsibility to the environment and that actively pursuing green initiatives is compatible with its growth and prosperity. Through industry leadership, innovation, verification, reporting and employee engagement, Minto and its customers will continue to lower resource use and environmental impact.

Doing things better
As green building leaders, we’re constantly challenging the status quo and looking for ways to do things better. For well over a decade, we’ve:
•consistently outperformed building code requirements with our energy and water saving designs, features and quality construction
•implemented innovative technologies that empower our customers to save money and natural resources

And that’s just the beginning. We’re dedicated to finding ways to reduce the impact of our products and operation now and well into the future.

Read our Sustainability Report.
http://www.minto.com/minto-green/Sustainability-Reports~723.html

What is Sustainability?
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”*

Summary:

Save with Green Features

Saving the environment. And your money.

Every one of our new buildings has been designed to be a modern green living or working space that’s as beautiful as it is functional.

Our innovative ENERGYSTAR® and LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified properties fit comfortably with your lifestyle and budget through:
•energy efficient appliances
•enhanced insulation
•high performance windows
•water savings fixtures
•air tight construction and quality materials selection

These and other features can add up to lower heating, cooling and water bills – and less pressure on the environment.

Innovation + determination = long term savings
We’re always looking for innovative ways to lower reource use and environmental impact while keeping our customers comfortable in their spaces. Here are some of the ways we’re doing it:
•Energy efficiency features, such as: all off-switches, enhanced insulation, programmable thermostats, high performance windows and individual gas and hydro meters
•Water conservation features, like: water efficient toilets, showerheads and faucets, rainwater harvesting and individual water meters
•Improved indoor air quality through: heat recovery ventilators, low-emitting paints, materials and finishes and green label carpets
•Thoughtful use of land and careful construction though: sustainable site design, airtight construction, construction waste diversion, green roofs, stormwater planning, increased biodiversity
•Connectivity to green space, transit and amenities – because your home isn’t just your house, it’s your community, too

For Information on Minto’s Green Intiatives Please Contact:

Jessica Huddleston, Sustainability
The Minto Group
green@minto.com


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November 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

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