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GREEN AT WORK®

CADILLAC FAIRVIEW’S GREEN AT WORK PROGRAM

At Cadillac Fairview, green thinking has become an important part of our decision making process. It influences how we design and build new projects, upgrade and expand existing properties and manage the day-to-day operations across our portfolio. We recognize that sustainability principles drive our success and innovation, and have made it our priority to develop and execute one of the most comprehensive sustainability programs in the Canadian real estate industry.

 

Cadillac Fairview’s GREEN AT WORK Program

  • Green at Work is Cadillac Fairview’s sustainability operational platform.
  • Since its 2008 launch, we’ve applied leading global practices to integrate sustainability into our property management and operations.
  • Green at Work efforts focus on five pillars to reduce our environmental impact and enhance the value of our assets: Energy, Waste Management, Environmental Protection (land, air and water), Sustainable Procurement and Stakeholder Collaboration.

 

CADILLAC FAIRVIEW’S APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
CADILLAC FAIRVIEW’S APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

 

GREEN AT WORK IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF GREEN AT WORK (2008-2017)

  • 48 BOMA BEST properties and 29 LEED properties
  • Reduced energy use by 29% – Target of 25%
    • Reduced 8.9 million ekWh = annual electricity use at 300 homes
  • Reduced water consumption by 35% – Target of 231%
    • Reduced 54,000 cubic metres = enough water to fill 22 olympic size swimming pools (2.5 MegaLitre capacity)
  • Achieved nationally 83% waste diversion – Target 70-90%
    • Diverted enough to fill over 4,100 trucks full of garbage from landfill (15 Tonnes per truck)

 

EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP AT OUR PROPERTIES AND PORTFOLIOS

 

  • First WELL v1 certified space in the world on TD Bank floor at TD Centre
  • First existing building in North America to achieve the WELL Building Standard certification at 222 Bay Street tower
  • In our Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) submission, we ranked first in our peer group and ranked first overall in North America for office and retail properties in the Health and Well-being Module.
  • First geo-exchange retrofit of an occupied, high-rise complex in a city core at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre
  • One of the first companies to use the Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling System to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at downtown Toronto office properties
  • Canadian Green Building Council’s first EB:O&M Gold property (77 King Street West) in 2010
  • First LEED EB:O&M Platinum property in Toronto (100 Wellington Street West)
  • Largest LEED for New Construction project in Canada (RBC Centre) in 2011
  • Fully deployed Zero Waste challenges at key office properties in Toronto and Vancouver, aimed at diverting greater than 90% of waste from landfill
  • First dining halls in Canada with reusable dishware for patrons
  • Lead the industry by engaging and partnering with tenants for sustainability through our Occupant Engagement Program™ and other related programs

 

THE FUTURE OF GREEN AT WORK

In 2016, we launched an evolution of the Green at Work program – Green at Work 2.1. 

 

The development of this revised Green at Work program was brought together by teams at property, portfolio and national level and involved a robust feedback process. We listened to this feedback and incorporated it into the new program. 

 

Highlights and changes to the program

 

Green at Work 2.1 aims to:

  • Enhance collaboration amongst our property Green Teams
  • Better support properties by leveraging National and Portfolio led initiatives
  • Focus more on key best practices to drive performance and support industry standards

 

Cadillac Fairview’s 2017 Responsibility Report

2017 GRI Supplement

2017 GRI Index

 

Corporate Responsibility Reports from previous years:

 

Cadillac Fairview’s 2016 Responsibility Report

Cadillac Fairview’s 2015 Responsibility Report

Cadillac Fairview’s 2014 Sustainability Report

Cadillac Fairview’s 2013 Sustainability Report
Cadillac Fairview’s 2012 Sustainability Report
Cadillac Fairview’s 2011 Sustainability Report