Remington Pushes Green Earth Agenda for Earth Day
Downtown Markham NA’s largest LEED® Development
Downtown Markham, April 17, 2017 – The Remington Group remains fully committed to its green agenda for Downtown Markham. This Earth Day it is planning a full program to help the community learn more about being environmentally friendly. And it is focused particularly on its youngest residents. Remington Group is offering a host of activities and festivities to educate the community on how to be more sustainable, learn about and visit with Canada's native animals, and test drive an EVO car.
To provide a distraction for the youngest visitors and reinforce their appreciation for time spent outdoors, they will be offer free rides on the Pride of Canada Carousel, made entirely from recycled materials. Hidden in the colourful characters of the carousel they will find repurposed scrap metal, from all parts of the country.
"Downtown Markham is a unique development in Canada, built from the ground-up to integrate with, rather than build over, the natural environment," says Rudy Bratty, Chairman and CEO, The Remington Group. "We are determined to create a centre where the residents of Downtown Markham can live, work and play in an economically vibrant community that emphasizes sustainable development, public space, alternative energy and a higher quality of life."
Downtown Markham is the largest LEED® development in North America. Projects pursuing LEED® certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED® rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Remington Group only designs buildings with targets for LEED® Silver or higher. Construction under LEED® criteria allows Remington to measure its ongoing performance, ensuring water, energy and other critical resources are managed in the most effective manner possible.
Green initiatives used by the Remington Group:
- High density development which minimizes the environmental footprint
- Past, current and future buildings will be located close to public transit and bike paths, reducing the dependency on cars
- All high-rise communities have charging stations for electric cars
- Past, current and future buildings will have bicycle storage
- Past, current and future projects will be respectful of natural ecosystems
- Use of “green seal” certified paints are made of mostly natural, biodegradable compounds
- Use of high performance double-glazing windows ensure maximum energy efficiency
- Use of ventilators recover heated or cooled air and guarantee substantial energy savings
- Use of thermal-insulated walls minimize drafts
- Remington is working to preserve the existing Rouge River ecology while taking steps to regenerate hundreds of species of wildlife after years of farming and is committed to creating green spaces around its development projects
- Remington uses natural materials found locally to decrease the carbon footprint
- Remington’s Downtown Markham complex uses high-efficiency water recycling and heating that reduces emissions by 50%
Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Markham
Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 10am to 4pm
Address: 169 Enterprise Blvd, Downtown Markham