Corporate Sustainability

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Canada ranks second for LEED-certified retailers

USGBC has released its LEED in Motion: Retail report, which highlights retail facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.
Saddledome demolition

Saddledome demolition plan bucks transparency

The upfront cost t has been projected at $13.8 million. The environmental repercussions of dismantling and discarding a 474,000-square-foot concrete and steel structure are more difficult to peg.
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ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
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Bow Valley College wins AASHE sustainability award

Bow Valley College has been awarded a campus sustainability achievement award by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). It's the only Canadian post-secondary institution to win the international award.
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Walmart addresses food waste in Canada

Food waste is a global issue with substantial repercussions in terms of both food security and the environment. Through the Food Waste Solution Search, the Walmart Foundation plans to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada.
C-suite

Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
building performance

Building performance upgrades add asset value

Key project players can face obstacles and carry biases specific to their roles, but they all have a similar interest in a profitable result whether that's defined by a return on investment, added asset value or enhanced reputation and opportunities for future contracts
sustainable workplaces

Inside the Sustainable Workplaces program pilot

Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.
BusinessEthics

CRE corporate social responsibility outreach

Newly released guidance from the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) identifies key action areas to anchor real estate in a broader scope of ethical business conduct.
energy reporting

Toronto puts energy reporting proposal on pause

An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
REMI

Why LEED certification is becoming an essential

As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
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Commercial sector waste diversion strategies

Half a can of pop is all it takes. That hundred-odd millilitres of syrupy soda is enough to contaminate an entire paper recycling stream. A
ASHRAE

Inventive ways to cultivate green tenants

Although many tenants find value in creating sustainable office environments, over time, green behaviour can slip if property managers don’t foster this culture. However, according
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How EPDs factor into building standards

CSA Group’s Rick Lacoboni explains the purpose of EPDs and how they come into play in various building standards.
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Measuring success in sustainability initiatives

Whether they are property owners or tenants, many organizations are taking steps to green their commercial real estate. What fewer organizations are doing is measuring