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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
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HIGHLIGHTS OF GREEN AT WORK (2009-2016)

  • 45 BOMA BEST properties and 26 LEED properties
  • Reduced energy use by 27% – Target of 22.5%
    • Reduced 367 million ekWh = annual electricity use at 12,581 homes
  • Reduced water consumption by 33% – Target of 21%
    • Reduced 2868 MegaLitres = enough water to fill 1147 olympic size swimming pools (2.5 MegaLitre capacity)
  • Achieved nationally 77% waste diversion – Target 70-90% (Fully deployed Zero Waste challenges at key office properties in Toronto and Vancouver, aimed at diverting 95% of waste from landfill)
    • 307,000 Tonnes diverted from landfill – enough to fill over 20,466 trucks full of garbage (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
  • Obtained Green Star ranking in 2016 in GRESB survey
  • Geo-exchange project at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre
  • Were 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
  • Certified Canadian Green Building Council’s first EB:O&M Gold property (77 King Street West) in 2010,
  • Certified first LEED EB:O&M Platinum property in Toronto (100 Wellington Street West),
  • Certified largest LEED for New Construction project in Canada (RBC Centre)
  • 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
  • Initiatives 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 2016 Responsibility Report

2016 GRI Supplement

2016 GRI Index

 

Corporate Responsibility Reports from previous years:

 

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