Strategic Group commercial buildings certified for environmental performance

"The fact that Strategic Group has certified 50 buildings in the Calgary area is a remarkable testimony to the values of the company, and to its extraordinary commitment to sustainability for its tenants, its staff and its community." - Benjamin Shinewald, President, BOMA Canada

CALGARY, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Calgary-based Strategic Group is pleased to announce their receipt of BOMA BEST® (Building Environmental Standards) certification across 50 buildings in their Calgary portfolio.

BOMA Calgary Executive Director, Lloyd Suchet says, "We are thrilled with Strategic Group's clear demonstration of environmental leadership through their commitment to the BOMA BEST program."

With a wide range of properties at varying degrees of environmental performance, the company carefully assessed the six key areas targeted by the BOMA BEST® program: Energy, Water, Waste Reduction and Site, Emissions and Effluents, Indoor Environment and Environmental Management System.

This was partly due to an effort to create consistency across Strategic Group's commercial portfolio as well as a broader implementation of Strategic Group's Strategically Green Program. Strategic Group has shown that the targeted 50 buildings are up-to-date and on the leading edge of industry practices.

Riaz Mamdani, CEO, Strategic Group says, "This certification is extremely important to us so that our tenants know that we are managing their spaces by exceeding expectations, and that we are accountable to the highest Canadian industry standards."

BOMA BEST® is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings. Since 2005, the program has seen over 3,500 buildings apply for certification or recertification.

BOMA Canada Director, Energy & Environment, John Smiciklas says, "Strategic Group is a leader with BOMA Canada and the BOMA BEST® program, Canada's leading green building certification program. We at BOMA congratulate Strategic Group on becoming the first in Canada to use the BOMA BEST® Portfolio Program to certify a portfolio of all asset classes. Strategic Group's certification of their Calgary portfolio of 50 buildings is an amazing achievement."

About Strategic Group

Strategic Group owns, manages and develops office, retail and apartment properties across Canada. Our approach is unconventional and creative while delivering on the fundamentals of real estate. This unconventional and creative approach is reflected in our Mantra: "Creating value others can't by seeing what others don't." Visit for more information.

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