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Toyota Canada parts distribution centre receives Zero Carbon Building certification

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard is Canada's first green building program to make carbon emissions the key indicator for building performance.

May 21, 2021  by CM Staff

Toyota Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre in Clarington, Ontario. (CNW Group/Toyota Canada Inc.)

CLARINGTON — The Toyota Canada Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre (ECPDC), a facility with 44,356 square-metres of warehouse and office space in Clarington, Ontario, has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design™ certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), making it an environmentally sustainable building.

“In this critical decade of climate action, corporate leadership is essential,” said Thomas Mueller, President & CEO, Canada Green Building Council. “By designing and building their new parts distribution centre to meet targets inspired by Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050, Toyota Canada has gone above and beyond, setting a high standard for other corporate leaders to ensure we are transitioning to a low carbon future in everything we do.”

CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard is Canada’s first green building program to make carbon emissions the key indicator for building performance. According to CaGBC, a zero-carbon building is highly energy-efficient and either produces onsite, or procures, carbon-free renewable energy in an amount sufficient to offset the annual carbon emissions associated with operations.

Certification provides transparent and tangible proof of Toyota’s commitment to sustainability targets, ultimately supporting the company’s global commitment to a net-zero carbon future. It’s also a clear example of Toyota’s focus on reducing carbon throughout its operations now.

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“From the very beginning, our new ECPDC was designed with environmental sustainability in mind,” said Tony Kelly, Vice President of Customer Services at Toyota Canada. “Zero Carbon Building certification is an acknowledgement of our efforts to go above and beyond – not only to meet our own sustainability targets, but to limit our carbon footprint for future generations.”