TD Centre is committed to the health and well-being of its occupants. Environmental quality addresses ventilation, indoor pollutant control, access to daylight and views, and occupant controllability of their comfort. By implementing strategies to ensure the highest indoor environmental quality, TD Centre works to provide a healthy and productive environment for its building occupants.
TD Centre's green cleaning practices prevent the use of harsh chemicals while providing a high level of cleanliness. 80% of all cleaning solutions used are green, meaning they meet stringent Green Seal (www.greenseal.org) standards. All vacuums are HEPA filtered and battery powered equipment such as automatic scrubbers contain gel batteries which contain much less acid than regular batteries.
Daytime Cleaning (cleaning services performed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.) at TD Centre provide several benefits, such as reduced environmental impact and operating costs, improved work/life balance for cleaning staff, consistent service through increased cleaning staff retention and improved security.
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Low impact pest management practices include integrated methods, site or pest inspections, pest population monitoring, and the use of specialized systems to eliminate pests without unnecessarily applying or overusing pesticides. Non-pesticide methods are also employed to prevent and control pest activity.
In order to reduce indoor pollutants in TD Centre, large printing rooms, cafeteria kitchens, chemical storage rooms and washrooms contain outside venting systems. Air intake locations are also located far away from sources of pollution such as parking, designated smoking zones, bus stops and stagnant water to ensure that only clean air is circulated through the building's HVAC system.
Air Quality Monitoring & Testing
To ensure that air quality is maintained at TD Centre, third party Indoor Air Quality Investigation Reports are conducted annually and are benchmarked against the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers) standards. Indoor air samples are tested for carbon monoxide concentrates, temperature, relative humidity and air born particulates and results are distributed to tenants.
Lowering blinds and slanting the lower edges of the slats toward the window will help reduce solar gain and keep workspaces at a comfortable temperature.
When retrofits and renovations are undertaken in a tenancy all areas must be properly hoarded off to prevent construction pollutants from migrating to other areas in the building. Once construction is complete, all supply air ducts must be cleaned to ensure they are free of construction dust and debris.
Daylight & Views
Thanks to TD Centre's layout, incoming sunlight and views available to building occupants will be maintained, regardless of nearby construction. Daylighting autonomy occurs when adequate light levels are provided with natural light alone. No artificial light is required and can be achieved for the majority of the floor plate at TDC.
The City of Toronto’s by-law states smokers must be at least 9 meters from all building entrances. As such, designated smoking zones have been set up across TD Centre in an effort to find a solution that supports the needs of all occupants. Anyone in breach of the by-law can be faced with a $5,000 fine from the City of Toronto.
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