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Green Story and Features

Our Green Story

Windmill champions One Planet Living which provides a vision of a world where all people live happy and healthy lives within the planet’s ecological limits. It offers a framework made up of 10 guiding principles that address all aspects of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Courcelette is a prime example of Windmill’s commitment to creating buildings that reflect the ultimate in sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Some highlights:


Courcelette is designed to use 42 percent less energy and emit 65 percent less annual greenhouse gas emissions than a conventional building. A big part of these savings come from our geothermal heating and cooling systems.

We’re also future proofing the parking garage by providing electric vehicle supply equipment on 25 percent of our parking spaces with the infrastructure to expand this further.


Windmill targets LEED – Platinum Certification on all our projects, the highest level of LEED certification available. From compartmentalization (making sure there isn’t air leakage in the building or noise pollution) to materials (non-toxic and sustainably sourced) to appliances (energy efficient), every element of Courcelette ensures the highest level of sustainability.


At Courcelette, we’re achieving a 40% reduction in potable water use without sacrificing performance or great design.

Each WaterSense fixture (standard in every unit) is certified to use at least 20 percent less water, save energy, and perform as well as or better than conventional models.


Not only is Lake Ontario beautiful to look at, it’s also Toronto’s only source of drinking water. We’re doing our part to care for our lake by removing 80 percent of total suspended solids from all runoff at Courcelette. By using low impact development measures, we’re doing our part to protect our water and make sure your lake view stays a beautiful shade of blue.


The goal of One Planet Living is to help people everywhere live happy, healthy lives within the finite resources of our planet.


  1. Health & happiness
  2. Equity & local economy
  3. Culture & community
  4. Land & nature
  5. Sustainable water
  6. Local & sustainable food
  7. Travel & transport
  8. Materials & products
  9. Zero waste
  10. Zero carbon energy

For Windmill, One Planet Living is our inspiration, our aspiration, and our foundation.


Buying a condo at Courcelette isn’t just about acquiring a new home. It’s about joining us on the journey to create a better world. From geothermal to gardens, EV parking to bike repair stations, One Planet Living doesn’t just create a sustainable building, it builds sustainable communities. For now, and for future generations.

Light Filled Spaces
Crafted by Nature

Enjoy suites designed to create a sunnier, more modern and natural approach to condo living, and with progressive eco-friendly sensibilities that have become a signature of Windmill Developments.

Download Features & Finishes
  1. Entrance Lobby with coworking space*
  2. Smart building operating system with digital entry,
    resident engagement and building management system
  3. Separate bicycle entrance on ground floor*
  4. Indoor lounge with dining/meeting area*
  5. Outdoor social garden with BBQs*
  6. Pet and Bike washing stations*
  7. Fitness Lounge with cardio, weights, stretching and yoga space*
  8. Electric vehicle charging stations available*
  9. Exterior pet park /pet relief*
  10. Seventh floor lake view terrace with lounge, dining area and BBQ*
  11. Servery adjoining seventh floor terrace*
  12. Powder room on seventh floor and universal washroom adjacent to fitness lounge*
  13. Indoor Bicycle parking*
  14. Green roof*
  1. Approximately 9’ high ceilings in all principal rooms (lower in some areas due to bulkheads associated with
    infrastructure and structural components) *
  2. Smooth ceilings throughout*
  3. Prefinished engineered hardwood floors with no added UF and low a VOC finish throughout main living areas,
    except in wet areas * ***
  4. Hardwood staircases for multi-storey suites*
  5. Hardwood throughout except wet (tiled) areas *
  6. Modern painted baseboard and trim
  7. High performance operable outward opening windows*
  8. Private balcony, terraces, patios with exterior glass doors*
  9. Environmentally friendly low VOC paint throughout
  10. Shelf and rod in closets *
  11. In-suite stacked washer/dryer – dryer vented to outside*
  12. In-suite smoke & heat detector with strobe
  13. In-suite carbon monoxide detector
  1. Choice of designer series kitchen cabinetry ***
  2. Choice of designer selected Quartz countertops ***
  3. Choice of designer selected ceramic tile backsplash ***
  4. Stainless steel sink(s) with single lever faucet and pull-out vegetable spray
  5. Kitchen island as per plan*
  6. Soft close hinges and drawers
  7. Premium appliances include panelized fridge/freezer, induction cooktop, integrated hood fan, built-in convection oven, panelized built-in dishwasher, and microwave with trim kit.
  8. Ceiling mounted track lighting fixture*
  1. Designer selected vanity and faucets***
  2. Quartz vanity countertops with under mount sink***
  3. Wall mounted mirror*
  4. Porcelain tile for bathrooms floors and select walls***
  5. Bathtub to be a soaker tub with full height ceramic or porcelain tile surround*
  6. Acrylic shower base, glass-enclosed with full height ceramic or porcelain tile surround*
  7. High efficiency, low flow toilets
  8. Water efficient shower heads and faucets
  9. Energy-efficient bathroom exhaust, vented to outside
  10. Privacy lock on all bathroom doors
  1. Heating and cooling provided by dedicated in-suite heat pumps fed by centralized geothermal system
  2. Digital programmable thermostat for individual suite temperature control
  3. Energy recovery ventilators (ERV) in each suite for increased energy efficiency
  4. Domestic hot water provided from central high efficiency condensing water heaters
  5. Individual exhaust systems for washroom(s), kitchen and dryer vented to exterior
  1. Individually metered suites with dedicated service panel
  2. Pre-wired for telephone, cable and high-speed internet
  3. GFCI outlets in all bathrooms
  4. White contemporary receptables and switches throughout
  5. Base lighting as follows: Bedrooms include switched junction box. Bathrooms with recessed pot lights. Kitchen with track lighting, junction box in island and under cabinet valence lighting. Dining area with switched junction box (if applicable). Switched surface mounted lighting over entry and in laundry rooms.
  1. Closed circuit camera at building exterior points of entry *
  2. Electronic communication system in lobby vestibule
    permitting visitors to communicate with suite from
    building entrance
  3. Controlled entry to building with individual key fob
  4. Secure remote-controlled access to parking garage
  5. In-suite security system as upgrade
  6. Solid core suite entry door with peephole
  1. Targeting LEED Platinum Certification and Toronto Green Standard Tier 2
  2. Centralized Ground-source (geothermal) system for heating and cooling
  3. High performance exterior wall assembly and glazing
  4. Energy Star appliances
  5. Energy recovery ventilators in each suite
  6. High efficiency LED Lighting
  7. Centralized high efficiency condensing boilers for domestic hot water
  8. Watersense® plumbing fixtures
  9. Green Roof*
  10. Healthy Materials (Low Emitting Finishes)