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REMS announces launch of sustainability program

Monday, December 3, 2018

Colliers Real Estate Management Services (REMS) has announced the launch of a sustainability program, GreenSpace.

Developed by the REMS sustainability team, the program offers clients, occupants and staff a holistic solution to all their sustainability needs. With buildings contributing up to 35 per cent of Canada’s carbon emissions, GreenSpace affirms its commitment to helping reduce carbon, waste, and water footprints.

“We could not be happier with the launch of GreenSpace. This new program is a testament to Colliers’ commitment to sustainability and focuses on improvements and awareness for our staff, occupants and clients. We are very excited to grow the GreenSpace brand within the commercial real estate community and continue positioning ourselves as leaders in the industry,” said Phillip Raffi, national energy & sustainability manager, Real Estate Management Services.

According to a company statement,  while pursuing LEED certification, Upper Harbor Place I and II in Victoria, B.C. implemented lighting upgrades and HVAC optimization that cut operating costs by $65,000 per year. “Sustainability isn’t just about reducing our impact on the planet. It also translates into significant cost savings.”

The sustainability team plans on launching an internal change management platform, along with a monthly corporate health and wellness newsletter, as part of the GreenSpace program.

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