A growing trend and point of competition within the development industry in Toronto is one that we're happy to see more of; in the wake of other similar announcements, Oxford Properties has one-upped the competition, announcing that it will be achieving LEED Platinum Core and Shell Certification for its new RBC WaterPark Place development. If Oxford and partner CPP manage to check off all 80 points necessary, they would be able to promote their newest development as the first LEED Platinum office tower in Toronto.

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH ArchitectsHarbour Street enrance to RBC WaterPark Place, image courtesy of Oxford Properties

While they have already secured their lead tenant, RBC, Oxford continues to look for third party tenants. A feature such as this will be appealing to a variety of businesses looking to work in technologically advanced environments that are also environmentally responsible. Blake Hutcheson, President and CEO of Oxford stated, "We challenged our architects, WZMH, engineers, builders and colleagues to set the highest Green targets for a modern structure and this Platinum designation exemplifies this commitment."

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH ArchitectsProject rendering for RBC WaterPark Place III, image courtesy of Oxford Properties

Infrastructural features such as the use of deep lake water cooling, a dedicated outdoor air system, vision glazing windows and high efficiency plumbing will contribute to the building's goals of meeting the highest environmental standards. The project is set to be complete in late 2014. For an extensive list of project renderings and all the building specifications, head over to the associated dataBase listing below, and be sure to check out the discussion on the project thread.