Colonnade BridgePort is now a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) – a nonprofit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. Through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, USGBC is committed to transforming how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves quality of life.
“It’s no secret buildings are a major contributor of carbon emissions and reducing this impact is increasing in priority across the real estate industry,” says Director, Commercial Property Management Lynn Heaston. “We applaud BOMA for driving market transformation in this area and for helping to change the future of the built environment.”
LED lighting has revolutionized the way spaces are lit, and within the context of commercial real estate, the benefits have many landlords opting for LED retrofits at their properties. In this article, we discuss how LED retrofits can support ESG objectives, as well as provide examples of the cost benefits achieved at two Colonnade BridgePort managed properties.
As part of our title sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s Women Build initiative – a fundraising program that gives women the chance to empower themselves and others by raising money and building homes for future Habitat families – 10 employee volunteers recently participated in a Women Build Day at Habitat’s newest development site – Kemptville Korners.
Greening Your Property: How Urban Gardening Can Enhance the Value and Sustainability of Commercial Buildings
Urban gardening is becoming increasingly popular with commercial and residential properties, and for good reason. Urban gardening provides numerous benefits to the property owner and tenants while promoting wellness, biodiversity, and eco-friendliness.
We recently had our operations and management teams complete the Energy Efficiency for Building Operators and Maintenance Staff (EEBO) certification program hosted by the Canadian Institute of Energy Training (CIET).
Urban beekeeping has been gaining popularity with landlords of both commercial and residential properties as a fun and engaging activity that supports ESG efforts and contributes to the health and well-being of local communities. If you have not yet explored the idea of “keeping bees” at your properties, here are three reasons why you may […]
According to City of Ottawa, existing buildings are the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the city. In 2020, industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings contributed 22 per cent of Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions; most from space heating. To meet the city’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, 95 per cent […]
Colonnade BridgePort recently participated in two Build Days with Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa at their Titus Landing development. Employees got their hands dirty parging, pouring concrete, installing appliances and bike racks, and completing other tasks. “If you think this group works hard in the office you should see them with a hammer and some […]
Colonnade BridgePort announces 2.6 Million sq.ft of its managed assets are now certified BOMA BEST®.
Colonnade BridgePort is proud to announce that 2.6 million sq.ft. of managed assets are now certified under the BOMA BEST® green building certification program.