Green Initiatives

Energy conservation and water efficiency

Energy conservation and water efficiency

Energy conservation With conventional fossil fuel supplies in decreasing supply, it is important to conserve and use energy wisely. This building was designed to take advantage of new energy...

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Minimizing TBG’s environmental footprint

Minimizing TBG’s environmental footprint

Buildings represent a significant portion of the landscape in an urban environment. As such, their impact must be minimized to ensure a healthy and vibrant natural ecosystem. A number of issues...

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The George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture

The George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture

The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) celebrates natural beauty through popular horticultural and environmental programs and renowned ornamental gardens. An extensive addition to the TBG includes the...

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The indoor environmental quality at the TBG

The indoor environmental quality at the TBG

Great care was taken in this building to provide a superior indoor environment for employees and guests. A comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Management Program was implemented during construction to...

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The green roof

The green roof

The green roof on the Dembroski Centre for Horticulture is over 2,400 square feet and acts as a shallow planter. The soil and plant roots absorb rainwater and pollutants, which helps with storm water...

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What does LEED mean?

What does LEED mean?

The TBG facility has been designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System and its underlying principles. The Toronto Botanical Garden was...

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