Sustainability

Integrating sustainability into our day-to-day operations....The Centre is progressively setting the ways and means to manage its property and develop projects with a green mindset and to build awareness amongst its employees, suppliers, tenants and partners.

Energy Efficiency

Through its environmental program, The Centre closely monitors environmental compliance. It has also strengthened the language of its standard lease agreements, which outline the tenants’ obligation with regard to environmental legislation.

GO Green Initiatives

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Recycled Carpet in The LINK

The Centre has installed 257 yards of recycled carpet in The LINK between Centre East and Centre West.  When the life of this carpet is complete, the carpet will be reclaimed into new recycled carpet, completing a full life cycle (from raw material extraction through end of life).  This carpet purchase results in the retirement of 4 tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reduction credits.  These offset generate environmental benefits equivalent to:

 

Offsets 8,167 Pounds of Green house Gas (GHG) Emissions or

421 Gallons of Gasoline Not Consumed or

1 passenger Car Not Driven For One Year

The Centre has received BOMA BEST Certification!

BOMA BESt

BOMA BEST Certification demonstrates that The Centre has met all of BOMA's best practices BOMA looks for.  Best practices include performing an energy audit and a water audit, continually monitoring resource consumption and having a preventative maintenance program.  These basic elements and the other best practices are the foundation of good environmental management.

 
 

PCL and Morguard Donate 50,000sf of Ceiling Tile to Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board

 https://twitter.com/PCLConstruction/status/835246021198282752

 

http://www.pcl.com/News-And-Media/News-Releases/Pages/Sustainability-in-action-PCL-and-Morguard.aspx

 

 

Shoppers Can Go Green at The Centre

A recent Nielsen global online survey shows that almost 75% of Millennials are willing to pay for sustainable products.  The Centre retailers continue to be environmental leaders in Saskatoon, with many providing environmentally responsible products and impressive sustainability programs.

http://neilsen.com/ca/en/insights/news.2015/green-generation-millennials-say-sustainability-is-a-shopping-priority.html

The Body Shop – The Body Shop is creating wildlife areas at all their corporate sites, with allotments, beehives, meadows and butterfly-friendly areas already in place at their Littlehampton headquarters, and fruit trees at the Wake Field headquarters.  Corporately, they have set clear targets for reducing the direct environmental impact of their store’s operations between 2010-2020.  This includes reducing electricity consumption, emissions from diesel and gas, waste by 50%, and water consumption by 25%.  http://thebodyshop.ca/en/commitment/ProtectPlanet.aspx

GNC – GNC’s environmental initiatives have yielded reductions in energy use at its Pittsburgh headquarters and across its 2600+ company-owned stores in the U.S and Canada, together with reductions in paper use and elimination of all Styrofoam cups in the company’s headquarters.  In addition to converting over 45,000 incandescent bulbs to LED lights, they have also installed energy efficient thermostats at all their stores, implemented a lights-off program outside of business hours, and use store bags and paper with recycled content.

Tim Hortons - Tim Hortons has made recycling and composting a major focus of their sustainability efforts.  By working with waste industry experts and mill trials, they have determined that their hot beverage cups are recyclable, but there is still a challenge of accessibility to recycling programs that can accept and process them.  They continue to work with municipalities to find low-tech solutions that can allow their product to be recycled – in the meantime, they continue to encourage people to bring their own travel containers by offering a discount. In 2014, Tim Horton’s restaurant owners supported 650 local community clean-ups.  Currently, there are global concerns regarding environmental issues related to the production of palm oil. While palm oil purchased is used in only some of Tim Horton’s baked goods products, they committed (in 2014) to deforestation-free, peat-free palm oil sourcing, and protecting both High Conservation Value/High Carbon Stock forests.   http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/corporate/making-a-true-difference.php

The Centre is committed to integrating sustainability into our day-to day operations and progressively setting the ways and means to manage its property and develop projects with a green mindset and to build awareness amongst its employees, suppliers, tenants and partners. 

The Centre has a recycling program in place and in 2016, 189.6 metric tonnes of material was recycled. By recycling paper and cardboard, in just one year the property saved 2,739 mature trees from being cut down and saved enough water to fill 9,532 water cooler bottles.  Total recyclables diverted from the landfill are equal to the weight of 90 Tesla model S vehicles. 

The Centre has also obtained BOMA BEST certification. BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and demonstrates that a property has met all of BOMA's best practices.  Best practices include performing an energy audit and a water audit, continually monitoring resource consumption and having a preventative maintenance program.  These basic elements and the other best practices are the foundation of good environmental management.

In the redevelopment of the vacant Target space, The Centre, PCL and Morguard recently donated 50,000 sf of ceiling tile to Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board for the replacement of ceiling tile in approximately 55 of their classrooms.

https://twitter.com/PCLConstruction/status/835246021198282752

http://www.pcl.com/News-And-Media/News-Releases/Pages/Sustainability-in-action-PCL-and-Morguard.aspx

Morguard is committed to continually improving the environmental performance of the buildings under its management.  In 2015, their properties reduced their energy use by 6.9% (enough to power 3764 homes for one year), reduced their greenhouse gas emission by 6.5% (equivalent to eliminating emissions from 1480 vehicles), and reduced water use by 1.8% (enough to fill 13 Olympic swimming pools)!