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 of commercial and industrial, as well as large residential buildings, must reduce energy for heating use by 70 per cent and for electricity use by 30 per cent by 2040.
In partnership with owners Lasalle Investment Management, Fiera Real Estate, Desjardins Real Estate, and Kingsett Capital; Colonnade BridgePort currently has nine buildings registered in the city’s Better Buildings Ottawa, a benchmarking and auditing program launched in 2021 which supports building owners and operators in identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Through the program, Colonnade BridgePort will gain access to valuable insights into its properties and will be provided with tools to improve and optimize building systems, all with the goal to lessen our environmental impact.
Buildings currently registered are:
275 Slater, 130 Slater, 66 Slater, 3030 Conroy, 450 March, Holland Cross
1960 Scott, 375 McRae, 175 Carruthers
Learn more about Better Buildings Ottawa.