Morguard is proud to announce that the Coquitlam Centre has earned BOMA BEST Platinum Certification for its environmental leadership. This achievement is in recognition of the shopping centre’s excellence in energy and environmental management. Platinum certification is awarded to buildings that have met the BOMA BEST Practices. Throughout the certification process in 2020, the Coquitlam Centre, which is celebrating its forty-second year in August, had to overcome several challenges due to the age of the building while implementing the updates.
Morguard continues to innovate to support women. Longstanding and new initiatives to empower and celebrate women’s achievements remained crucial during the pandemic. Over the years, International Women’s Day has continued to be a milestone at Morguard. In each celebration, we challenge stereotypes, fight bias and broaden perceptions about the role women play in society while celebrating their social, economic, cultural and political achievements.
This year for Earth Day, Morguard made a donation of 50 trees through the organization A Living Tribute. The trees will be planted in the province of Ontario as part of the Sudbury Mining Reforestation. This donation was not only in recognition of Earth Day, but in support of our Sustainable Morguard objectives for 2021. Supporting our communities through localized philanthropy is one of our primary goals this year.
Recent renovations to 1643 Josephine, a residential property located in the Garden District in New Orleans, Louisiana, were done to modernize the building and improve the space for the community with sustainability as a top priority. Part of the plan included donating the old appliances to charity. Appliances were given to the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit helping build and improve homes for those in need, as well as The Green Project, which educates and promotes a culture of creative reuse through affordable materials.
Morguard understands the importance of protecting bees. One third of what we eat relies on the pollination of bees. In our ongoing commitment to sustainability, we partnered with Alvéole, a company that focuses on how beekeeping can be a simple, people-focused initiative to help build ecological awareness through urban beekeeping and workshops with businesses and schools.
Morguard is pleased to announce that several of our properties have been recognized by the race2reduce CREST Awards for Climate Leadership. These awards are given by BOMA Toronto to promote operational excellence and emission reduction through improved building performance, innovation and unprecedented collaboration between building owners, managers, and tenants. Properties are evaluated based on emission reduction through improved building performance and notable collaboration between owners, managers, and tenants.
Morguard is thrilled to announce that the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre has earned BOMA BEST Gold Certification for its sustainability efforts. The certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in commercial real estate. Gold certification is awarded to buildings that have met the BOMA BEST Practices and have achieved between 80 and 89 per cent in their evaluation.
Morguard is happy to announce that it’s Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, has won Dual-Brand of the Year at the Hilton Legacy Awards in the Development Award category. Hilton’s annual program selects winners based on individual property data using combined metrics that include overall guest experience, quality assurance, and revenue growth from the previous calendar year.
Morguard is proud to announce that its Mississauga office complex 2920 Matheson Boulevard East has been recognized with an Earth Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Toronto for its outstanding achievements in sustainability. The Earth Awards recognize excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management, taking into consideration a diverse range of criteria including energy management, indoor air quality and recycling among others.
Morguard is pleased to announce that one of the company’s office property, Penn West Plaza (207 & 215 9th Ave SW), in Calgary, has been awarded a Gold Wired Certification from WiredScore. Wired Certification is a commercial real estate rating system that recognizes outstanding internet connectivity and digital infrastructure in commercial properties.