Canada Green Building Council certifies CIBC Mellon Toronto office buildout
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Today CIBC Mellon announced that its office at 1 York Street, located in Toronto's South Core financial district, is certified to LEED Gold. The company's modern office space features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide ample natural light, increased ventilation and energy efficient lighting, helping to further enhance its employee experience. With a strong focus on sustainability, CIBC Mellon's recycling and compost program and its paperless initiative divert waste away from landfills, and the company continues to seek solutions that minimize its environmental footprint and enhance employee comfort and energy efficiency.
"Congratulations to CIBC Mellon on achieving LEED Canada Gold Commercial Interiors certification for its office at One York in Toronto," said Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. "By certifying their office to LEED, CIBC Mellon enables a healthy and environmentally responsible workplace. LEED certified interior spaces have superior indoor air quality through healthy material and furniture choices along with better temperature and ventilation controls. These strategies should be applied to all offices for employees to have comfortable and productive places to work."
"Environmental health and sustainability is a priority at CIBC Mellon and we are proud to have achieved LEED Gold certification for our One York office space," said Johnny Fong, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Administration, CIBC Mellon. "This certification represents our ongoing commitment to implementing green efficiencies that are good for both our employees and the environment, and it is a testament to our ongoing efforts to conduct business in an increasingly sustainable manner."
About Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: location and transportation, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
About the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
CaGBC is the leading national organization dedicated to advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. As the voice of green building in Canada, it works closely with its national and chapter members in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through project certification, advocacy and research. CaGBC established the LEED green building rating system in Canada and developed the country's first Zero Carbon Building Standard in May 2017. For more information, visit cagbc.org.
About CIBC Mellon
CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. Founded in 1996, CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC Mellon's investment servicing solutions for institutions and corporations are provided in close collaboration with our parent companies, and include custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, recordkeeping, pension services, exchange-traded fund services, securities lending services, foreign exchange processing and settlement, and treasury services. As at December 31, 2018, CIBC Mellon had more than C$1.8 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. CIBC Mellon is part of the BNY Mellon network, which as at December 31, 2018 had US$33.1 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks, is the corporate brand of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, and may be used as a generic term to refer to either or both companies.
For more information, including CIBC Mellon's latest knowledge leadership on issues relevant to institutional investors active in Canada, visit www.cibcmellon.com.
Jennifer Israel, Media Relations and Corporate Communications, CIBC Mellon, 416-643-6538, [email protected]
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For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Israel, Media Relations and Corporate Communications, CIBC Mellon, 416-643-6538, [email protected]