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 continuously look to improve our green initiatives and currently enjoy an Energy Star rating of 92%. This places us in the top 8% 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 83% diversion rate, but due to our continued efforts, we are now enjoying a rate of 96.13%.
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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.