TORONTO — The Daniels Corporation has announced its new townhouse community now under construction in Toronto’s Regent Park will bear a new sustainable designation and will be called the Field House EcoUrban Towns.
The community will be the first to bear the EcoUrban brand, explained a July 27 statement. EcoUrban towns are targeted to use 52 per cent less energy, emit 89 per cent fewer greenhouse gases and reduce energy costs by 11 per cent compared to Daniels’ traditional townhouse products.
In addition, approximately 18 per cent of the development’s energy needs will be supplied by an integrated solar panel array.
The homes will use all electric building systems with no carbon fuels required. Other features include low VOC paint, high efficiency heat pumps, triple glazed windows, low flow faucets and single flush low consumption toilets. Suite hydro and water will be individually metered using Smart Meter technologies.
Now under construction with occupancies expected in less than a year, Field House will include 24 three-storey townhomes ranging in size from 1,319 square feet to 1,700 square feet. Prices at Field House start at $1.1 million.
“Innovation is in Daniels’ DNA,” said the firm’s director of project implementation Adam Molson in a release.
“Buildings are responsible for 45 per cent of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions and so by offering people a new kind of home, that allows one to live fossil fuel free, we’re trying provide a meaningful way for today’s homeowner to take action and be part of the solution to today’s climate crisis.”