Congratulations to our client – TD Bank Group – on achieving the WORLD’S FIRST WELL™ Gold certification for their TD23 project of the WELL Building Standard. This ground-breaking achievement is a new milestone in the development, growth and expansion of the WELL™ Certification program.

HH Angus is proud to have participated in the first project to be certified WELL Gold by the International WELL™ Building Institute (IWBI) through version 1 of its WELL Building Standard (WELL). We congratulate TD Bank Group for the success of their pilot project – the 23rd Floor of Tower One at the Toronto Dominion Centre. The project provided us with an excellent understanding of the WELL™ certification process.

The WELL™ Building Standard is the first of its kind to focus on the health and wellness of building occupants. It identifies performance metrics, design strategies and policies that can be implemented by owners, designers, engineers, contractors, users and operators of buildings. We believe that the Standard has the potential to be widely embraced and adopted in conjunction with current LEED practice, so we’re very pleased to be involved with WELL™ in its early stages.

HH Angus’ Commercial Division has worked with TD Bank Group on portfolio optimization for several years. This work has been geared to implementing a broad infrastructure renewal. The Optimization project also represented Canada’s first Integrated Project Delivery contract for a commercial interior, and was the first TD corporate interior to obtain LEED Platinum Certification.

At HH Angus, we believe that the WELL™ Building Standard has the potential to one day be widely embraced and adopted in conjunction with current LEED practice, so we’re very pleased to be involved in the early stages of this standard, and to be able to support a valued client in this effort.

Read the Canadian Green Building Council article on TD23’s WELL certification.

Congratulations to HH Angus’ long-term client, Cadillac Fairview, on a very notable achievement: All 6 towers of Canada’s iconic Toronto Dominion Centre have been certified LEED EB: O&M Platinum.

This is a significant achievement in sustainability. The TD Centre’s capital investment, operating capabilities, and green initiative helps to lessen the property’s environmental footprint, and reaffirms the TD Centre’s position as one of the most sustainable office communities in North America.

In order to achieve LEED EB: O&M platinum certification, strict, measurable and actual performance metrics had to be met, in areas such as energy and water reduction, waste diversion, transportation, electricity, sustainable construction and infrastructure, and occupant engagement.

HH Angus & Associates has been working with Cadillac Fairview for several years on infrastructure upgrades to support this certification. By way of background, we were the original base building engineers for the TD Centre (Canada’s first skyscraper, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe), and have been working at the complex ever since on renovations, upgrades and fitouts.

Our work enabling the certification includes Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) improvements to support LEED® EB standards, M&E infrastructure upgrades in conjunction with building envelope renewal, infrastructure upgrades to increase tenant space and reworking of the plaza area to improve drainage.