Using a technology called “reskinning,” office towers will be given a new, energy-saving outer layer — a thermal barrier composed of new materials like solar panels and media walls.
On May 11, Zerofootprint — a nonprofit organization working with companies to reduce their carbon footprint — will launch an international re-skinning competition to dramatically re-skin one of Toronto’s aging high-rises. For more information, please see CBC Radio’s Green Grows Up series.
- 2/3 of total waste is generated from workplaces
- 54% of all CO2 emissions come from buildings
- Toronto has 250M square feet of office space
This is an exciting project during a time of financial crisis and will bring many jobs to Toronto and the GTA. To learn more, download Greening Greater Toronto from the Toronto City Summit Alliance.