Creating sustainable impacts, bringing positive change.
What sustainability means to us
As a leading real estate advisor, we are focused on:
- Evolving our sustainability platform to meet the demand for smarter, climate-resilient, more sustainable and healthier buildings for our tenants and residents
- Actively engaging our suppliers to encourage the use of sustainable products and services in the operation and development of our assets under management
- Reducing the energy and carbon footprint of our clients’ portfolios to support the transition towards a low-carbon economy
Adapting to New Challenges
The COVID-19 pandemic had significant but varying impacts on buildings’ utility consumption, waste production, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout 2020.
As our office properties adapted to lower occupancies and new operating practices, we witnessed larger-than-average decreases in energy and water use, waste production and GHG emissions. Managing through this difficult operating environment, our teams continued to take the opportunity to reduce utility consumption and decrease operating costs.
Meanwhile, our multi-residential properties accommodated residents who were required to work from home and spend more time indoors, putting pressure on water usage and waste production.
Despite the challenges, our property teams continued to pursue initiatives to limit our managed assets’ impact on the environment. Learn more about what we’re doing to Minimize our environmental footprint.