TD Centre going full LED for lighting retrofit

The Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre), the original skyscrapers of Toronto’s Financial District and the largest commercial complex in Canada, is working with North American lighting firm OSRAM SYLVANIA and Gerrie Electric, one of Canada’s largest independently owned electrical distributors, to help continue its mission of sustainability. TD Centre is replacing T8 fluorescent lighting with approximately 55,000 energy-saving and long-life SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE IPS LED Tubes, saving approximately 2,500,000 kWh annually and $250,000 per year. At 4.3 million square feet the TD Centre, managed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., is one of the largest LEED Platinum certified properties in North America, in addition to being one of North America’s largest business communities and home to 21,000 office employees.

The iconic TD Centre was designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He originally envisioned the Centre as a place to live, work and play, complete with large open public spaces, restaurants, shops, services and offices all in one location. Ensuring that the TD Centre is energy-efficient, healthy and a leader in sustainability speaks to the continuation of this vision.

“TD Centre not only strives to preserve the timeless architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, but also to live up to the forward-looking design philosophy behind it by constantly evolving to meet the needs of the future,” said David Hoffman, General Manager of TD Centre. “We strongly believe that sustainability is smart business and a fundamental element that sets TD Centre apart as one of North America’s leading business communities.”

“Cadillac Fairview is always searching for opportunities to reduce energy usage and minimize our environmental footprint,” added Hoffman. “This upgrade to the most energy-efficient LED lighting delivers superior quality and significant cost savings for our tenants.”

“OSRAM SYLVANIA is committed to providing innovative lighting solutions to help businesses meet their goals,” said John Preville, CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA LTD in Canada. “By utilizing our SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE IPS LED T8 lamps, TD Centre is not only benefiting from high quality illumination, but also continuing to be a leader in green building design.”

“Gerrie Electric, one of Canada’s largest independently owned electrical distributors, is proud to be a part of this iconic project with the support of our logistics and technical lighting specialists ensuring a smooth and efficient project, meeting all budget and time line requirements. Our record of successful implementation was one of the factors in our participation in this significant LED lighting project,” said Elaine Gerrie, Co-President and CEO, Gerrie Electric. “We are pleased to be working with such an innovative Property Manager as Cadillac Fairview and are proud to know that we helped improve the lives of the people in the TD Towers while reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint. The world class leading technology of SYLVANIA LED lighting is making an impact as improved lighting can help influence productivity and provide a pleasing work environment.”

Photo by Tom Arban
Photo by Tom Arban