Postmedia Place earns BOMA Best Platinum certification: a sustainable buildings certification that recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in commercial real estate. The certification is recognized as a consistent framework for assessing the environmental performance and management of existing buildings of all sizes. The Platinum certification is the highest certification achievable and signals operational excellence.
The annual Green Initiatives Program was conducted with Green for Life (GFL) with the goal of increasing tenant awareness around recycling. Electronic recycling containers were placed in the lobby, along with live videos of recycling and informational pamphlets on a variety of environmentally-friendly schemes.
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Earth Award: A recognition of excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management. Awarded for best performing building in the City of Toronto in the 250,000 to 499,999 square feet category.
Real-Time Hydrometer Monitoring
After registering with the OPSaver Program, real time monitoring that displays Postmedia Place’s electricity use was installed and provides an opportunity for occupants and visitors to better understand and appreciate Greenrock’s commitment to sustainability. Postmedia Place successfully reached a 10% energy reduction target between 2016 and 2018.
Greenrock’s IMPACT Team, The Greenrock Charitable Trust, The Latners Foundation and Postmedia Place granted $10,000 to be donated on behalf of the tenants at 365 Bloor during the holiday season. At the Tenant Appreciation Holiday Breakfast, in the lobby of 365 Bloor, a donation of $10,000 was accepted by Natasha Hoyte on behalf of The Redwood. The Redwood provides programs and services to support women and children to live and thrive without abuse, homelessness and poverty.
With the help of Postmedia Place’s tenants, Greenrock’s IMPACT Team, The Greenrock Charitable Trust, and Greenrock Management, 101 backpacks full of school supplies and $1,000 was donated to the Start2Finish (S2F) backpack program. The S2F backpack program works with local school boards and administrators to deliver vital school supplies to low-income children across Canada.
Since Greenrock has commenced property management services, Postmedia Place has tripled in value and has reduced tenant vacancy to just 2.5%.
Postmedia Place recently achieved Energy Star Certification, holding a rating of 86%, placing the building in the top 25% of its class and operating at a 92.6% waste diversion rate. Year over year, in 2019 Postmedia Place has achieved a 11.6% reduction in energy use, 14% better than the BOMA average for its class, saving $343,051 in energy costs and 2,774,234 ekWh in power.