YWCA Elm Centre
Category: Multi-family residence
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other companies involved: YWCA Toronto, Bondfield Construction
Project at a Glance: The 17-storey, 212,000 square foot YWCA Women’s Residence was built to LEED Silver Standard. The building is constructed above a vertical ground heat exchanger consisting of 88 boreholes to a depth of 500 feet. The small site limited the area available for construction of the ground heat exchanger. A dry fluid cooler was required to prevent overheating of the ground heat exchanger.
Features & Innovations:
- Geothermal heating and cooling with vertical ground heat exchanger
- Radiant floor heating