Postmedia Place Sustainability
Postmedia Place cares about sustainability. That’s why we make implementing green initiatives a priority in everything that we do. We’ve added amenities, upgrades and enrolled in programs to ensure that we are promoting environmentally friendly practices in our day-to-day operations.
We’ve taken appropriate measures to make sure that we minimize our waste. We offer recycling receptacles and are enrolled in a waste management program to ensure that we reduce our output of waste.
Transit and Rideshare
Our central location makes environmentally friendly travel an easy way to commute. We are just minutes from the Sherbourne Subway Station on the Bloor/Danforth line, Yonge/Bloor line and easily accessible to Mount Pleasant Road and the Don Valley Parkway. We also offer Zipcar and AutoShare (Now Enterprise CarShare as ride share options. If you travel to work by bike, ask management about our secure bike storage to keep your mode of transportation safe.
Dark roofs absorb significantly more radiation than white roofs which reflect the heat back away from the building. With so much of heat being reflected, white roofs can save a significant amount of energy (and money!)
BOMA Platinum certified
“Certificate of Building Management Excellence” Award Winner
Green Initiatives Update
We continuously look to improve our green initiatives and currently enjoy an Energy Star rating of 86%. This places us in the top 25% of our building class, and has been aided by our commitment to carry out an LED lighting retrofit at all our tenant suites, which has dramatically reduced our carbon footprint.
Other waste initiatives we’ve been involved in are as follows:
In 2011 we were operating at a 51% diversion rate, but due to our continued efforts, we are now enjoying a rate of 83%.
|Landfill Space (m3)||204.08|
On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, we conducted our annual Green Initiatives Program in conjunction with GFL. This involved setting up tables and a booth in our main lobby, offering recycle containers to collect electronics, giving out informative pamphlets on a variety of environmentally-friendly schemes, and providing live videos on recycling. Also, Hallmark Housekeeping Services were onsite to showcase their 100% environmentally friendly cleaning methods used at Postmedia Place.
This program was initially set up in 2017 and we immediately registered to become a part of it. The aim of the program is to reduce operating costs and improve our energy efficiency, competing in a close-matched peer group with industry-wide recognition available for the top performers. In 2018, our property was awarded the first ever race2reduce Collaborative Excellence Award for our efforts in community outreach and tenant engagement.
This program was introduced by Toronto Hydro in 2017 and runs for 4 years to 2021, allowing us to establish an electricity baseline and receive an incentive for every kWh we save once we register with the Program. Year one cost of the OPSaver Program is at not cost to us.
With the help of our Energy Management Consultants – Energy@Work Inc. to date, we have completed an ASHRAE Level 2 audit, identified fourteen energy-efficiency measures (EEM) - most of which have been implemented, registered with the OPSaver Program (May 2018), installed real-time monitoring on the main Toronto hydrometer, and host monthly energy management and OPSaver meetings to track and monitor our performance – something we also plan to do for natural gas.
With the EEMs we have implemented so far (since 2015), have reduced our overall energy consumption by 6%. We plan to continue improving our buildings’ performance, carrying out continuous improvements that meet the stringent requirements set out by OPSaver. This will provide additional benefits to our tenants by tackling ever-rising energy costs.