ForeverGreen: Responsible Property Management In Action

As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, we are proud to share our activities at the property with you.

Take A Breath of Fresh Air...
We continually test and monitor the building air quality. We have CO2 sensing devices installed on our supply fans and on every floor for your well being and comfort. Sensors in the building’s ductwork detect the carbon dioxide in the returnair. This data is used to determine the amount of outside air introduced into the building to optimize air quality levels. Further, our parking garages monitor CO levels and adjust air intake levels as required.

Powerful Thinking Has Meaningful Benefits...
The building is retrofitting some major mechanical and electrical systems in order to become more energy efficient. Recently Deep Lake Water Cooling was implemented at this Property resulting in a substantive reduction in energy consumption at the building. We communicate, via tenant newsletters, the specific improvement measures and encourage the occupants of the building to keep pace by reviewing their infrastructure and enhancing their current practices.

When A Product Reaches the End of Its Life Cycle...
Our waste diversion rates exceed regulatory targets. All landscape waste is composted and we maximize our recycling efforts by offering recycling opportunities that go beyond the deskside blue box and include: Battery, electronics components, printer cartridges, specialty light fixtures and construction materials. These can all be placed in on-site recycling containers.

Working Together Makes A World of Difference...
We recognize our tenants as partners in our sustainability plans. Our Tenant Green Design Guide for Commercial Interiors promotes environmentally conscious choices. We encourage tenant participation in our utility conservation programs, such as "It's Cool to Be in the Dark," which, during the summer peak consumption periods, reduces the use of decorative and non-essential lighting and equipment. Furthermore, we encourage the use of alternate methods of transportation to work through the provision of bicycle racks and by offering complimentary bike maintenance clinics in the summer..

GHG Emissions, Reducing Our Carbon Footprint...
The Greening of the building is an on-going initiative which includes the development of programs that effectively address sustainability and GHG emissions (tonnes of Carbon Dioxide CO2). The GHG emissions for the building are being tracked through utility consumption monitoring and audits, and include emissions due to waste. This is a handy tool allowing us to benchmark the building year over year, with the added benefit of any upgrades to the building being clearly measureable.

Zero Waste, Being Part of the Solution...
Zero waste is a philosophy that helps direct people in their behaviors and the way they perceive waste with the aim of eliminating waste. Despite the similarities, zero waste is not just another form of recycling, it is meant to promote the avoidance of any waste being sent to the landfill sites. All tenant events such as BBQs are organized with Zero Waste in mind, all food containers, beverage containers and utensils are either reusable, recyclable or compostable.

For additional information about our ForeverGreen promise or corporate sustainability and social responsibility at QuadReal Property Group Limited Partnership, visit: http://www.quadreal.com/ForeverGreen/

 

At QuadReal Property Group we have been working hard to improve the environmental and social performance of the buildings we manage. By their nature, buildings affect their environments – changing the landscape, defining new skylines, becoming a destination, impacting traffic patterns, and, of course, using energy and water and generating waste. As part of QuadReal Property Group’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility in all aspects of day-to-day business operations and corporate activities, we are proactive and take a precautionary approach in the face of unknown and potentially adverse environmental and social impacts. You can find a copy of the summary report in the lobby, at the customer service desk, in the property management office, at the concierge desk. Or view our full report online.
 
 

 

 

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145 King West: Green Initiatives

 


 

Winter Maintenance: De-Icing

 

At 145 King West we are committed to maintaining the property using only environmentally friendly cleaning materials as directed by our LEED Gold certification. To learn more on these standards, please visit the CaGBC website.


 

Summer Cooling using Lakewater

 

145 King West sources its air cooling from Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling technology — the world’s largest lake-sourced cooling system. Utilizing the naturally cold waters of Lake Ontario, Enwave harnesses the temperature from the water, to provide a unique, green alternative to conventional air conditioning.

For more information on Enwave and their Deep Water Lake Cooling system, please visit their website.


 

Recycling Made Easy at 145 King West

 

Recycling is one of the many ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and we encourage our tenants to recycle whenever possible. Desk side recycling bins, lobby battery and toner recycling, and special e-waste collection days are available to all tenants and their employees. We are committed to making recycling as easy for you as possible.

To learn more on these programs, please contact the property management office or email us at 145KingWest@BentallKennedy.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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145 King West: Sustainability Awards & Achievements

 

LEED® Gold Certified
145 King Street West was awarded LEED Gold certification on June 23, 2012.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) includes rating systems for existing buildings, new construction and commercial interiors among others. Originating in the US and managed in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council. LEED promotes a holistic approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health, which include sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. For more information visit www.cagbc.org

 

BOMA Thank You For Certficate for the 2014 BOMA Toronto Earth Hour Challenge

By participating in the 2014 BOMA Toronto Earth Hour Challenge, 145 King Street West helped achieve an estimated 18,479 kWh or 13.7% reduction in electricity consumption from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 29, 2014, surpassing the City of Toronto’s average of 6% and Ontario’s 2.7%

 

BOMA BESt Level 2 Certified

BOMA is the Building Owners and Managers Association, and BESt stands for Building Environmental Standards. A Canadian certification program developed specifically for existing buildings, BOMA BESt evaluates and rates the environmental performance and management of existing office, retail, industrial and multi-family buildings.

 The Program provides a consistent framework for owners and managers to critically assess six key areas of environmental performance and management:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction and Site
  • Emissions and Effluents
  • Indoor Environment
  • Environmental Management System
For more information visit www.bomabest.ca

 

2012 Building of the Year in the 500,000 sq. ft. – 1 Million sq. ft. Category

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management

During the competitions, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures.

 

2012 TOBY winner at BOMA National Level

Winners at the local level receive an invitation to enter into the BOMA Canada National Awards along with a registration form, directly from BOMA CanadFa.

TOBY® winners are recognized in specific categories of building size or type. Judging is based on building standards, community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, environmental, regulatory and sustainability, emergency preparedness & security standards and the training of building personnel.

To learn more, please visit: http://bomacanada.ca

 

 

 

 

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145 King West: QuadRealData

 

The QuadReal Property Group RealData provides a means of tracking and monitoring consumption and cost of electricity, natural gas and water for 145 King Street West. The data from the building is electronically updated every 15 minutes. If you require a more detailed report concerning your consumption as a tenant, please contact the Management Office for access to view your own RealData:

 

145 King Street West Current Usage Dashboard
   
145 King Street West Carbon Footprint
   
145 King Street West Past Use
   

 

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145 King West: Destination ForeverGreen

 

Built on the ForeverGreen Engagement program, this platform provides building occupants the opportunity to partner on our journey to sustainability, inspire positive action and strengthen our collective efforts.

This online platform allows users to unite with their colleagues and other tenants in building around initiatives that matter to them and provides an opportunity to personalize sustainability plans for a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.

Destination ForeverGreen is powered by WeSpire, an online engagement service, uniquely designed to empower forward thinking in sustainability through behavioral science, social and game mechanics, people centric design and active learning.

The WeSpire platform is fun, proven to drive positive behavior change towards sustainable living and shows positive impacts on businesses.

Major WeSpire clients include EBay, Sony, Unilever, MGM Resorts and Aveda. To sign up, please follow https://bentallkennedy.wespire.com/ or join us in the lobby on April 27, 2015 and encourage all your colleagues to come.

 

145 King Street West :: WeSpire
   

 

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145 King West: Sustainability

 

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