Postmedia Place 92% More Efficient Than Other Properties, According to Natural Resources Canada

Postmedia Place is in the spotlight once again for its environmental prowess.  

On November 10th, 2020, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) awarded Postmedia Place with its ENERGY STAR certification, which recognizes properties with superior energy performance.  

According to NRCan, Postmedia Place is 92% more energy efficient than similar properties across Canada. 

“This is an amazing result and a huge deal for us at Postmedia Place. Well done team!” says Justin Taylor, Greenrock Chief Operating Officer.  

This achievement follows Postmedia Place’s recent victory at BOMA Toronto’s Virtual CREST Awards on November 5th, 2020, where it earned the Innovative Excellence Award.  

To find out more about Postmedia Place’s green initiatives, visit www.postmediaplace.com/sustainability

Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Exceeds $2 Million

The season of giving is upon us, and with no clear end in sight for the pandemic, Greenrock extends further support for its residents and community members through donations and gifts.

Greenrock IMPACT announced in June 2020 the recipients of its $1.5 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund, which included $900,000 of donations to charities across Canada and $600,000 of grocery gift certificates between April and June 2020 to assist with residents’ household expenses.

Greenrock recently added a further $600,000 of resident support, bringing the fund’s total to $2.25 Million. All units in Greenrock’s 2000-suite portfolio will receive additional $100 grocery gift certificates in each of October, November, and December 2020.

“These unusual times have affected so many of us and we want to help those who have made their home in our buildings,” says Greenrock’s Chief Operating Officer Justin Taylor.

Many residents have reached out thanking Greenrock for its generosity, noting that with rising food prices and unsteady incomes, the extra grocery money is a big help. Some even passed part of their gift forward as an act of kindness and donated the money to local food banks.

Aside from the COVID-19 Relief Fund, Greenrock’s charitable support will carry on this holiday season through the 2020 Greenrock IMPACT Resident Donation. The five charities on this year’s ballot with the most votes by residents will each receive $20,000. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony in the coming weeks. Visit Greenrock IMPACT’s web page for more information about the annual resident donation program.

Postmedia Place Wins 2020 BOMA Toronto CREST Award

Postmedia Place won a prestigious award this week from BOMA Toronto for its environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to commercial real estate.  

Greenrock Commercial Services’ Postmedia Place property at 365 Bloor St. E in Toronto was announced as the winner of the Innovative Excellence Award (less than 500,00 sq. ft category) at the Virtual CREST Awards on Thursday, November 5, 2020.  

The award “recognizes those who have deployed creative and effective approaches, strategies, and technologies to achieve their performance and sustainability objectives,” according to BOMA Toronto.  

“We take the environment seriously at Greenrock and aren’t afraid to experiment with new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint,” explains Greenrock’s Chief Operating Officer Justin Taylor. “We’ve made significant investments throughout the years at Postmedia Place, such as retrofitting all tenant suites with energy-saving LED lighting, to ensure our day-to-day operations are as ‘green’ as possible.”  

Since its inception in 2017, Postmedia Place has participated in BOMA Toronto’s Race2reduce program to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. In 2018, Postmedia Place was awarded the first-ever Race2reduce Collaborative Excellence Award. 

Postmedia Place sits in the top 25% of its building class with an Energy Star rating of 92%.  

“I am incredibly proud of our team for their hard work and contributions,” says Postmedia Place General Manager Alaric da Cunha.   

To read Postmedia Place’s tactics for creating an environmentally-friendly workplace, visit www.postmediaplace.com/sustainability

Greenrock Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Donates $10K to Local Charities

As part of Greenrock IMPACT’s company-wide initiatives for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, two local charities dedicated to improving the lives of women battling breast cancer received $10,000 through the Greenrock Charitable Trust.

Donations of $5,000 each were made to Look Good Feel Better and After Breast Cancer, which are both based in Toronto and focus on boosting the self-esteem of women fighting or recovering from breast cancer.

Look Good Feel Better offers complimentary workshops in hospitals and cancer centres across Canada to help women with cancer regain self-confidence and feel like themselves again. After Breast Cancer helps women with no insurance and limited financial resources become reacquainted with their new bodies by providing a mastectomy bra, camisole, and breast prosthesis at no cost to them after breast surgery.

Greenrock is a strong supporter of women’s health and appreciates the valuable work of organizations like After Breast Cancer and Look Good Feel Better in supporting women with breast cancer.

“It is so important for us support and empower women in our local communities. We hope to see these charities thrive for years to come,” says Greenrock’s CEO Gloria Mogavero. 

Staff across the company, fondly referred to as “RockStars,” also sported pink hats and ribbon pins throughout the month to raise awareness for the cause (see gallery below).