EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

At 150 King West, we are always striving to meet and exceed the standards of environmental awareness to create a better workplace for today and the future.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Achievements Announcements

BOMA Certificate of Building Excellence 2017

August 30, 2017
BOMA Certificate of Building Excellence 2017 We are pleased to announce that 150 King West was awarded BOMA Certificate of Building Excellence in May 2017. The Certificate of Building Excellence is a rigorous certification program that honours achievements in: building management and operations, community impact, tenant relations, energy and environment management, emergency preparedness and the training of building personnel. To learn more, please visit www.bomatoronto.org
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BOMA BESt® Gold certification

February 22, 2017
150 King West is Certified GOLD! 150 King West has achieved BOMA BESt® Gold certification. BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings with over 5,000 buildings obtaining a certification or recertification. The BOMA BESt® Program requires meeting the BEST Practices for Energy and Environmental Management in six key areas: energy, water, waste reduction and site, emissions and effluents, indoor environment and environment management. To learn more about the BOMA BESt® program, please visit www.bomabest.com. A huge thanks to our tenants for your continued support and commitment to a greener tomorrow. If you would like more information about our green practices, please visit cr.bentallkennedy.com  
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Race to Reduce

December 20, 2015
150 King Street West was recently recognized for its efforts during CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world. Our building received a Building Performance Award for Greatest Energy Reduction (2011-2014) with a percentage reduction of 18.97 per cent. The Race to Reduce was a friendly four-year corporate challenge, with 196 buildings participating within the GTA representing more than 69 million square feet or 42 per cent of the commercial office space. Overall, the challenge achieved a 12.1 per cent collective energy reduction, surpassing the program’s four year target of 10 per cent. The 193 ekWh in energy savings, is equivalent to taking 4,200 cars off the road and putting $13.7 million back into office landlords’ and tenants’ pockets. Well-deserved congratulations are extended to the following tenants who joined the Race to Reduce. Thank you for your participation and partnership in conserving energy usage. • Bank of Canada • Canada Health Infoway • Pembroke Private Wealth Management • Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust • St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre • Sumitomo Canada Limited • Sun Life Financial • Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. For additional information about Race to Reduce, please click here.
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LEED® EB Gold Recertification – 2015

October 20, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Canada Green Building Council has once again awarded the rating of LEED® Gold EB:OM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) to 150 King Street West! Included among our green building highlights: • Indoor Environment: Air Quality Audits We take the health of our tenants very seriously. Indoor air quality audits are performed regularly by an independent indoor air consultant. • Green Cleaning Policy Our janitorial contractor, Hallmark Housekeeping has a comprehensive green policy that incorporates environmentally preferable solutions and supplies as well as sustainable housekeeping practices, all of which limit hazards to building occupants and janitorial staff. • Sustainable Purchasing: Food Since 2010, our Tenant Appreciation BBQs have been 25 per cent sustainable purchases. The proximity to Ontario’s Greenbelt has allowed our food and drink purchases for our BBQ to be within a 160 kilometre (100-mile) radius of the site. We are proud to have been one of the first office towers in Canada to be awarded LEED® Gold EB Certification in 2010. This rating system is promoted by the Canada Green Building Council to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. For more information about LEED certification and the Canada Green Building Council, please click here.
NATURE’S AIR PURIFIER

GREEN WALLS

Living Walls add more than just beautiful colour and texture to our lobby environment. They provide much needed natural air purification to improve indoor air quality.

Our spectacular lobby is blooming with lush green plant life. As impressive as they look, all four 31 ft tall Living Walls are hard at work, actively using the natural strength of nature’s own purification processes. They significantly improve indoor air quality and the performance of HVAC systems. Planted with a range of fauna specifically selected to fit the environment and optimize the removal of indoor air contaminants.

Our system is essentially vertical hydroponics. Water from a basin is lifted by a pump system to the top, and flows back through the interior of the plant wall, circulating through a closed loop.

RESPONSIBLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

DESTINATION FOREVERGREEN

At Bentall Kennedy our foundation is service and we have been working hard to improve the environmental and social performance of the buildings we manage. This hard work has manifested into our corporate responsibility platform entitled ForeverGreen.

150 King West has made commitments to the following core components:

  • Healthy workplaces;
  • Energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions;
  • Waste diversion; and
  • Water conservation.

150 King West is furthering our ForeverGreen commitment by providing our tenants with resources to support your organization’s Green Team or tenant committee, help you build awareness, and identify priority projects in order to make your workplace a clean, green and more enjoyable space to work.

Destination ForeverGreen has been a wonderful journey, but unfortunately the platform expired on January 31, 2017.

That being said, Bentall Kennedy’s ForeverGreen program and commitment to sustainability will continue to evolve and we will continue to encourage each of you to join us along the way. Embedding sustainability into our corporate culture and building operations remains a key priority for Bentall Kennedy.

Thank you for supporting Destination ForeverGreen!

ForeverGreen Newsletter – April to June 2018

March 26, 2018
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Green Toronto Tour

March 16, 2018
Wednesday, April 18th, from 12:00pm-12:45pm The “Green Toronto Tour” will explore Toronto’s gorgeous grounds and buildings from a sustainable perspective. Stops along the way will include Metro Hall, City Hall’s Podium Green Roof and The Cloud Forest Conservatory. To reserve your spot, please email 150kingwest@bentallkennedy.com by April 17, 2018.

Earth Hour

March 16, 2018
Switch off for Earth Hour At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 24th 2018, millions of people across the globe will take part in a global ‘Lights Out’ event and switch off the lights of homes and businesses for one hour – Earth Hour. This Earth Hour, shine a light on climate action! Earth Hour is the largest grassroots movement for the environment in history – and once again, Bentall Kennedy is demonstrating our commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of the properties we manage by shutting off all non-essential lights in the building. By taking part in this global “Lights Out” event, we will be acknowledging our commitment to #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour. Be assured that all power systems and life safety and security systems will remain fully operational. For more information visit www.earthhour.org.  

HOP Compost

March 16, 2018
HOP Compost As of January 2018, we are excited to introduce Hop Compost and our innovative organic waste compost program. Through a partnership with Hop Compost and Waste Solutions Canada, Bentall Kennedy will divert almost 1,000,000 pounds of organic waste from landfills by 2020. This has been made possible by Hop’s innovative new technology, which serves to reduce the costly hauling and carbon emissions typically associated with organic disposal, while providing a quality compost product free of harmful chemicals. The efficiencies of Hop’s facilities will allow us to include products that would previously sit in compost sites without breaking down. Bentall Kennedy is excited to close the loop this spring, by repurposing our organic waste into high-quality soil and distributing it throughout the landscaping at our properties. This will be rolled out to a number of properties in the Greater Toronto Area in 2018; as part of our commitment to sustainability through the ForeverGreen Tenant Engagement Program, we look forward to working with you to reduce the overall environmental impact of our building. A bit of background on Hop: Hop uses patented technology to develop Canada’s first inner-city compost facilities, allowing for the reduction of compost hauling by up to 85%. Once the waste reaches the advanced facilities, it is able to break down in just 11 days. The result is a high-quality product free of methane and odour, which can then be repurposed and sold as premium compost. You can find more information at www.hopcompost.com

Wellness at Work Guide 2018

December 21, 2017
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ForeverGreen Newsletter – January to March 2018

December 21, 2017
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