The Kith Condominiums has been designed with sustainability features that benefit both you and the environment.
Daniels is on a mission to decarbonize the real estate industry in the Greater Toronto Area by focusing on the Whole Life Carbon impact of the homes we design and build. Our plan is detailed in our Decarbonization Roadmap, which positions Daniels as a leader in innovative and sustainable construction practices.
Daniels is publishing a carbon label that further breaks down Whole Life Carbon to quantify the emissions reduction from the innovative features and technologies implemented in new development projects. This label was developed as a means for voluntary disclosure of carbon performance to enhance our continuing efforts to decarbonize the homes we build. The carbon label shows the total carbon footprint for each square metre of floor area, combining both upfront and operating carbon emissions.
WHOLE LIFE CARBON
Emissions associated with the operation of a building including heating, cooling, lighting and more.
WHOLE LIFE CARBON INTENSITY
The Kith Condominiums was one of Daniels’ pioneering communities to be studied for Whole Life Carbon Intensity and is included in our Emissions Baseline. By quantifying and reporting the carbon impact of our new communities, we aim to see continuous improvement over time to reach the goals outlined in our Daniels’ Decarbonization Roadmap.
UPFRONT CARBON DRIVERS
A Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment was performed to study the key drivers of upfront carbon. Concrete and rebar were found to be the largest contributors, making up over 80% of the upfront emissions. This information is key to continuously improving our construction practices to find low-carbon alternatives in the future.
OPERATING CARBON DRIVERS
At The Kith Condominiums, energy-saving measures are already in place to improve thermal comfort, reduce fossil-fuel consumption and lower energy costs, such as efficient in-suite mechanical systems with energy recovery ventilation and low-flow plumbing fixtures.