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ExpandGreen buildings in the market


The Octagon, a 500-unit apartment building on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, includes solar and fuel cell technologies to minimize emissions and utilizes waste by-products for heating. It is one of the first apartment buildings in the world to be powered and heated by a fuel cell. The site includes an ecological park, playground, bike paths and express bus service to subway and tram lines. The Octagon incorporates sustainable, recycled or reclaimed building materials in many of its finishes and the drive to be sustainable extends to the active community garden maintained by Octagon residents.

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ExpandDouble Platinum for Sun Life Financial Centre

Sun Life Financial Centre was the first building in Ottawa to achieve the LEED EB:O&M Gold designation in 2011. It is the:

  • 1st BOMA BEST Platinum (v3.0) certification in Ottawa 
  • 5th building in Canada to achieve “Double Platinum” (i.e., LEED Platinum & BOMA BEST Platinum) 
  • ENERGY STAR Score of 94 (top 6% of similar buildings)

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ExpandReducing energy at Lighton Plaza

 

   Motivated by corporate energy-savings initiative, Bentall Kennedy engaged JLL Commissioning to assist in the substantial reduction in energy consumption for their Lighton Plaza Campus. Another initiative was to achieve LEED EB:O&M certification.

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Expand“Super Green” Project Builds Relationships

  In Richmond, B.C., a common goal brought together tenants and the property management team at Airport Executive Park. The expanded an on-site community garden started three years earlier by an employee of the park’s largest tenant.

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ExpandSustainable Workplace Certification

  Bentall Kennedy leads by example with BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplace Certification for its corporate offices.

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ExpandPromoting health & well-being

  For many commercial tenants, the real value of occupying green buildings is in the promise of increased productivity of their employees. Green buildings provide a suitable framework for advancing health and well-being goals.

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