We Enhance Communities

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Colonnade BridgePort, we strive to integrate sustainability into all business aspects. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable business practices, making a positive impact on the communities in which we live, work and operate. By integrating environmental, social and governance aspects into our business strategy, policies and practices, we add long-term value to the properties we manage and enhance long-term investment performance for our clients.

Stakeholder Engagement

It is important for us to engage our tenants and stakeholders in our commitment to sustainability, to ensure that we collaboratively reach our shared sustainability goals. We strive to raise tenant awareness through our tenant engagement program by sharing information about our sustainability efforts and best practices.

Sustainable Operations

By implementing sustainable operating practices, we provide safe and attractive spaces and promote the health and well-being of our tenants and employees. We continuously track and benchmark our sustainability performance with a focus on reducing the environmental footprint of the buildings we manage while enhancing the health, comfort, and safety of our tenants. Tracking and benchmarking performance enables us to integrate sustainability considerations into our business planning and decision-making processes.

People and Communities

One of our core values is to enhance communities. Through partnerships and fundraising events, we support local communities and charities. Read more about how we give back to our local communities here. Our people are our biggest assets. Through our “people-first strategy”, our goal is to create a dynamic and engaged workplace, where our people can thrive.

Responsible Business Practices

In 2019, Colonnade BridgePort recognized the need to have an internal resource to accelerate Colonnade Bridgeport’s sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Manager is leading our sustainability program and initiatives, and work together with our clients to support their sustainability efforts. By embedding sustainability criteria in our procurement process, we can encourage and promote sustainable best practices.

Memberships

Colonnade BridgePort is a proud member of the Canada Green Building Council and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada. We are supporting our local BOMA Ottawa association by participating in the Technology Committee and the Environment and Energy Committee.

Commitment to Green Buildings

In 2020, Colonnade BridgePort began to develop the BOMA BEST® Portfolio Program with the goal to support the continuous certification of buildings across the portfolio. This program helps property teams assess key areas of environmental management and performance, benchmarked against industry best practices. As a result of commitment to this program, 2.6 million sq.ft. of managed assets are now certified under the BOMA BEST® green building certification program.

Sustainability at Colonnade BridgePort

The latest on sustainability at Colonnade BridgePort.

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Supporting biodiversity is an important component of a sustainability program. Property level programming for both commercial and residential tenants will include free workshops focused on bee education, as well as the end of season honey harvest.