Not unlike most companies, Greenrock has directed its focus and efforts this year toward adapting its operations to life in a global pandemic. On Earth Day 2021, Greenrock celebrates a key commitment that has remained consistent since its inception— its unwavering pledge to create sustainable buildings for people to live and work. Here are four testaments of how Greenrock works to achieve this promise:
Transforming Toronto Properties
Postmedia Place at 365 Bloor St. E in Toronto is one of Greenrock’s most impressive building transformations thus far. Several improvements have been made to the building throughout the years, including retrofitting all suites with energy-saving LED lighting. Since the completion of its repositioning in 2017, the energy performance of Postmedia Place has improved dramatically. Most recently, Postmedia Place achieved Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Star Certification and is noted to be 92% more efficient than other similar buildings across the country. Postmedia was also awarded the BOMA Toronto CREST Award last year for its environmentally sustainable approach to commercial real estate.
Following the Data
Working closely alongside a third-party energy management company, Greenrock holds itself accountable by tracking monthly energy and water usage, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste management. Postmedia Place currently holds the BOMA BEST® Platinum certification, the highest level that can be achieved by a company for superior environmental leadership. Greenrock is in the process of setting benchmarks and goals that will shape its environmental performance for the next decade.
Embracing the Digital World
While strong communication is believed to be the backbone of stellar customer service, Greenrock believes important updates should be delivered without hurting the planet. By developing online portals for residents and tenants, Greenrock has streamlined its communication streams with a heightened priority of reducing paper and waste. In Greenrock’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey last year, 66% of respondents voted for the portal updates as their top-rated form of communication. Likewise, 82% of Postmedia Place tenants who responded to last year’s satisfaction survey were satisfied with the tenant portal. In the wake of the pandemic, Greenrock created a COVID-19 Resources web page to keep residents up to date on the latest pandemic news and supports.
Making Room for New Ideas
Greenrock’s charitable arm, Greenrock IMPACT, recently formed an internal environmental committee to brainstorm creative new ideas and ways to support and promote environmental awareness as a company. The committee meets weekly to discuss and plan upcoming green initiatives.
To learn more about Greenrock’s environmentally and sustainable practices at Greenrock’s Postmedia Place property, visit www.postmediaplace.com/sustainability.