"Green Portal" raises the sustainability bar in the commercial real estate sector
TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Toronto-Dominion Centre's (TDC) Green Portal, an online environmental management tool dedicated to everything green and sustainable at the iconic office complex.
Offering a new model of environmental transparency for a property within Canada's commercial real estate industry, the TDC Green Portal was developed for the tenants of the Toronto-Dominion Centre but is also accessible to the general public.
"The TDC Green brand represents a new industry standard in environmental sustainability - enabling a future where 'green is a given', said Toronto-Dominion Centre General Manager David Hoffman. "The principle that says 'you manage what you measure' is now being effectively applied when it comes to sustainability best practices at Canada's largest office complex."
The website provides an innovative real-time dashboard-style display of building energy use. TDC tenants and management will be able to track and compare current energy consumption, by day, week or month, or by each of the Centre's six towers.
It also offers access to a wide range of sustainability tips and best practises, information about environmental achievements such as LEED certification as well as industry-leading landlord/tenant initiatives specific to the complex, including the new TDC Living Roof, the TDC Green Council and its Occupant Engagement Program.
According to Hoffman, "TDC has deployed a broad range of technologies, but the engagement and participation of tenants is our most powerful environmental best practice."
The TDC Green Portal, a result of collaboration within the Centre's Occupant Engagement Program, was designed to engage, educate and motivate building occupants to make smart environmental decisions that contribute to greener buildings.
"Toronto-Dominion Centre has long been an innovator and leader in Toronto's financial district and with the launch of the Green Portal, has once again demonstrated its commitment to real and measurable sustainability objectives, while sharing its insights and innovations with the greater community," said Hoffman.
Visit Toronto-Dominion Centre's Green Portal at:
About Toronto-Dominion Centre
The 4 million sq. ft. Toronto-Dominion Centre is one of North America's largest business communities and home to 21,000 office employees. Due to its visionary design, unequalled size and central location, this international landmark has played a significant role in the success of a generation of Canada's most innovative and extraordinary business leaders. The Toronto-Dominion Centre consists of six buildings: Toronto Dominion Bank Tower (and the TD Bank Pavilion), 77 King Street West, 100 Wellington Street West, TD Waterhouse Tower, Ernst & Young Tower and 95 Wellington Street West. For more information, please visit us on-line: www.tdcentre.com
About Cadillac Fairview
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been a leader in commercial real estate thank to its innovative designs, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres across North America as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $17-billion and close to 50-million square feet of leasable space, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 83 properties across the continent, including some of Canada's landmark developments, including the Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre.
Cadillac Fairview is wholly owned by the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 289,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For more information, please visit us online: www.cadillacfairview.com
Image with caption: "Toronto-Dominion Centre first online with interactive tool to track energy use; engage corporate tenants. (CNW Group/Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120619_C9965_PHOTO_EN_15253.jpg
Image with caption: "David Hoffman, General Manager TDC has championed sustainability efforts at the iconic complex for the past seven years. (CNW Group/Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120619_C9965_PHOTO_EN_15254.jpg
Image with caption: "TDC Green commitment includes new living roof atop the TD Centre pavilion at the corner of King and Bay streets, Toronto. (CNW Group/Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120619_C9965_PHOTO_EN_15255.jpg
For further information:
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
General Manager, Toronto-Dominion Centre
MAVERICK Public Relations