Green Initiatives  

As one of North America’s largest owners and managers of commercial real estate, Cadillac Fairview is committed to being “Best in Class” and that is certainly evident in our approach to green initiatives. As a company, we feel it is our obligation to seek out the latest advances in green building design and operation – to lead by example. We know that the expectation of our company to be cleaner, more efficient and reduce waste is an ongoing journey not a destination. With this in mind, Cadillac Fairview carefully measures and benchmarks its green initiatives, raising the bar each year in terms of the results for every one of our properties across the country.

The successful execution of company-wide green initiatives is being achieved through a detailed, measurable and long-term program called GREEN AT WORK™. This proprietary program is national in scope; implemented at all properties and sets operational benchmarks.  The premise of GREEN AT WORK™ is the idea that sustainability is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We realize that our sustainable operations reduce operating costs, earn client loyalty and provide a healthier working environment for us all.

The program itself focuses on five environmental pillars:
1. Energy: A key focus is on Energy Conservation and Efficiency and the incorporation of renewable energy sources, with a long term goal of net-zero emissions from buildings.
2. Waste Management: Our goal is to generate zero waste by implementing a consistent and dedicated approach to waste diversion and waste minimization.
3. Environmental Protection: Our goal is to eliminate adverse impacts at our properties wherever our activities, products and services interact with the environment, while ensuring compliance with governmental regulations.
4. Sustainable Procurement: Wherever possible, we will utilize environmentally-friendly products, services and best management practices at all properties.
5. Communication: Our comprehensive Green Communication Plan has been designed to inform, engage, educate and share green best practices with our employees and clients so that we can work together to make a difference.

GREEN AT WORK™ supports Cadillac Fairview’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility with the belief that by working with our clients, employees, suppliers and customers we are “building sustainability together™”.

To learn more about the GREEN AT WORK™ Program, please click here.

 

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We are proud to announce that Richmond Centre has met all of the BOMA BESt level 1 requirements. These relate to energy and water management; emissions and effluents; waste reduction; the indoor environment; and environmental management systems.

This is a large undertaking and an ongoing journey that will require determinations and innovation, but we are confident that it can be achieved and we take pride knowing that our customers and merchants are eager to participate in our Growing Green program at Richmond Centre.

To learn more about Richmond Centre’s green initiatives to date and what we are working on accomplishing, please review our Growing Green Initiatives.

 

 

Links to Environmental Resources

Learn how you can reach your green goals at home and/or at work by following the links noted below.

Green Tips

Shopping. To reduce your use of plastic bags, carry single items home without a bag or stow smaller items in your purse, backpack or book bag.

At Work. Reduce the amount of paper waste by using scrap paper in the printer and photocopier for nonessential items.

Composting. Line your household composting container with newspaper instead of plastic and compost the paper along with the organic waste.

Mowing the Lawn. Adjusting your lawn mower to a higher setting can save water since longer grass retains water better.