Hilton Garden Inn YYZ celebrates LEED certification

TORONTO, Canada—Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport achieved LEED Certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Canada to earn this recognition for sustainable building design, construction and operations.

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport staff celebrate the hotel’s LEED certification last month.

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport staff celebrate the hotel’s LEED certification last month.

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The hotel was developed by Millennium Engineering, Inc. and constructed by Kingslake Group.

Achieving LEED certification for this hotel was based on a variety of design and construction elements that produce a positive impact on the community and building itself.

These include:

  • Use of low VOC adhesives and sealants throughout;
  • Water conservation program;
  • Paper, metal, glass and organics recycling program with YOY success of zero waste. (i.e. less than 10 per cent to landfill);
  • Minimum 30 per cent -100 per cent recycled content paper and giveaways;
  • A white roof to reduce heat island effect of the building, keeping the interior temperature cooler in summer and warmer in winter;
  • LED Interior and exterior signage lighting to reduce energy consumption by more than 18 per cent;
  • Use of local drought-resistant plant species for the exterior landscape, which don’t require an irrigation system to maintain, reducing water consumption;
  • Underground parking;
  • Guest washer;
  • Bike rack; and
  • 100 per cent non- smoking facility.

As part of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn properties track their sustainability performance into LightStay, the company’s proprietary performance management system.