Tim Hortons LEED store – Hamilton, ON
Vicano Construction Limited was entrusted as the Construction Managers to undertake the very first Tim Hortons store to strive for LEED certification.
The project was officially LEED Certified in 2013, and was the first in the chain!
The building and siteworks, constructed by Vicano Construction, feature many green elements including:
– The existing parking lot was crushed to form granular fill
– 99% of all construction material waste was diverted from landfills
– A white TPO roof to reduce “heat island effect” on the building
– LED interior and exterior lighting
– Daylight sensors to automatically dim light levels according to natural sunlight exposure
– The use of FSC certified wood products
– Low flow plumbing fixtures with automatic sensors for operation
– Heat Recovery system to recover and re-distribute the heat from cooking equipment throughout the building
LEED® Certified buildings meet one of the highest environmental performance standards in the world, assessed by site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material selection, indoor air quality and innovation in design.
A LEED® Certified restaurant benefits from a 23 per cent cost reduction in regulated energy which translates to thousands of dollars in annual savings in operating costs.
“The benefits of a green restaurant are long-lasting and for business owners they pay off in the long run,” said Sharon Kennish, Tim Hortons restaurant owner, Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton. “Not only does environmentally friendly design result in a significant bottom-line savings over time, but it helps create a greener community, supports local suppliers and encourages individuals to make simple greener choices, like taking advantage of the priority carpool parking spots available or using our bike racks.”
Vicano Construction is thrilled to be a part of the team with Tim Hortons in building sustainable buildings that reduce environmental impact.