Rockfon Case Study - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

September 5, 2017

Metro Toronto Convention Centre meets aesthetic, sustainable, durability goals with ROCKFON ceiling products

When the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) decided to renovate its South Building, it sought a ceiling system that offered both a modern look and modern performance, and would support its pursuit of LEED® Canada certification, a rigorous and internationally recognized certification from Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Located at 222 Bremner Boulevard in downtown Toronto, the 1.2 million-square-foot MTCC South Building includes 34 meeting rooms and four exhibit halls with a barrier-free, fully accessible floor plan. This world-class, award-winning facility was designed by B+H Architects and opened in 1997. After 16 years, the space was in need of an update and the ceiling panels had begun to show their age.

Addressing the convention centre’s essential performance and sustainability goals, Rockfon worked closely with key facility staff of MTCC. Joshua Jaikaran, MTCC’s facilities technical coordinator, served as project lead and managed the South Building’s renovation from the start to completion, including the product selection.

Amongst the selection criteria for choosing Rockfon® Koral™ products for the project’s ceiling system:

  • A lightly textured, white surface
  • A high-quality and easily cleanable surface
  • A light weight, non-brittle, sag-resistant, high-performance material
  • Availability in metric sizes
  • A high acoustic performance rating
  • A tegular edge
  • The potential for energy reduction with high light reflectance
  • Low-VOC and good recycled content levels
  • Long-term durability, supported with a 10-year limited warranty

Jaikaran’s colleagues, Vlaad Zahradnik and Scot Muncaster, provided project support. Sustainability officer, Vivian Fleet, managed the LEED review process. MTCC has been very conscious of the environmental footprint of the events and meeting industry and as such offers event planners sustainable meeting solutions with options for renewable power, zero waste, locally sourced menus and carbon offsets.

“We have had a sustainable procurement policy in place since 2008, which guides us in all purchasing practices,” says Jaikaran. “Choosing products that have recycled content and low/no-VOCs is important to the convention centre.”

ROCKFON products use stone wool as raw material to create beautiful, comfortable, safe and healthy indoor environments, while making a constructive contribution toward a sustainable future. Rockfon Koral ceiling panels contain up to 34% recycled content. ROCKFON ceiling panels are made of water-resistant stone wool...

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