Caléo earned a LEED Silver certification

The Caléo residential retirement complex earned a LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council, a first in Canada for private seniors’ homes! The guidelines of this non-compulsory program provide an approach for designing, building, managing and evaluating high-performance buildings. It aims to reduce the negative impacts of the built environment. The following elements at Caléo will reflect this approach.

Energy savings

Water conservation

Water conservation Water conservation

Water conservation

Units have water-efficient WaterSense-certified appliances. This will save 20% for all the units in the complex: about 1 million liters saved every month, or the equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools every year!

Energy Efficiency

The building’s energy efficiency is calculated and reaches the target of 17% savings on energy costs (as per the ASHRAE 90.1 2007 standard).

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency

The building’s energy efficiency is calculated and reaches the target of 17% savings on energy costs (as per the ASHRAE 90.1 2007 standard).

Increased thermal comfort

Increased thermal comfort Increased thermal comfort

Increased thermal comfort

Increased thermal comfort in the units thanks to heat pumps, so that heating and cooling needs can be met precisely and efficiently according to season.

Air-tightness performance tested for all units

The LEED credit for best air-tight performance was obtained, guaranteeing reduced air leakage as well as less noise and smells between units.

Air-tightness performance tested for all units

Air-tightness performance tested for all units Air-tightness performance tested for all units

The LEED credit for best air-tight performance was obtained, guaranteeing reduced air leakage as well as less noise and smells between units.

DEL lighting

DEL lighting DEL lighting

DEL lighting

DEL lighting throughout the building. This lighting offers many advantages: not only the quality of light is similar to that of normal lamps, they last 15 times longer. The energy saving is between 70 and 90% compared to incandescent lighting products.

Environment and ecology

Reduced risks of water damage in the units

All washers are equipped with a floor drain and construction details prevent leaks in the units.

Reduced risks of water damage in the units

Reduced risks of water damage in the units Reduced risks of water damage in the units

All washers are equipped with a floor drain and construction details prevent leaks in the units.

Proximity to community resources

Proximity to community resources Proximity to community resources

Proximity to community resources

Proximity to many community resources and the Vincent d’Indy Park: No need to have a car for daily activities.

Electric vehicle recharging stations

Promotion of the electrification with electric vehicle recharging stations on site.

Electric vehicle recharging stations

Electric vehicle recharging stations Electric vehicle recharging stations

Promotion of the electrification with electric vehicle recharging stations on site.

Low VOC emissions

Low VOC emissions Low VOC emissions

Low VOC emissions

Vinyl Floorscore®-certified flooring guarantees low VOC emissions (Volatile Organic Compound - toxic airborne pollutants).

Landscaping

Arable soil layer used as fill under the landscaping.

Landscaping

Landscaping Landscaping

Arable soil layer used as fill under the landscaping.

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