CONTINUING ON OUR COMMITMENT
TO A GREENER FUTURE,
SCOTIA PLAZA'S 40 KING ST. W.
IS NOW ZERO CARBON CERTIFIED
On World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, we are proud to announce that Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W.
is now Zero Carbon Building™ – Performance v2 Certified for 2020 from the Canada Green Building Council®.
This achievement makes Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. the largest Zero Carbon certified commercial building in Canada.
It matters to us - because it matters to our customers, partners and the environment.
We are committed to be a leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and in accelerating climate action.
Working with our partners to achieve zero carbon at Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. is living proof of this commitment.
Today we are Zero.
For our tenants, stakeholders, and the environment. That counts.
See what zero carbon means to us.
HOW WE’RE ACHIEVING ZERO CARBON
Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. Zero Carbon achievement is a result of the collaboration and ongoing efforts of the building's owners, KingSett Capital and AIMCo, the property management team, BentallGreenOak, our tenants and employees.
GHG EmissionsScotia Plaza has achieved a 30% reduction in energy consumption (18,500,000+ kWh avoided per year). This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2,826 passenger vehicles driven for one year or the GHG emissions from 1,509 homes’ energy use for one year.
Achieved ENERGY STAR Certification in 2019, indicating that the building performs in the top quartile of similar buildings in Canada for energy performance.
Comfort The installation of high-performance chillers, automated controls for thermal storage tanks to offset cooling during peak hours and an updated building automation system improves occupant comfort, maximizes efficient operation of building systems, reduces energy consumption and optimizes energy savings.
Impact We are offsetting all remaining emissions associated with the building, including emissions from waste generated onsite, by supporting this year’s World Environment Day theme of biodiversity. By purchasing offsets to support Gold Standard-Certified projects, including reforestation of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Southwest Australia, we are ensuring the protection and restoration of one of the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots.
COMMITTED TO A GREENER FUTURE
LEED PLATINUM CERTIFIED
Certified LEED Platinum in 2018, Scotia Plaza is recognized as one of the first major office towers in Canada to achieve LEED accreditation. Our commitment to environmentally safe and sustainable practices extends far beyond our footprint. As a community, we are committed to innovation, collaboration and responsible corporate practices. In partnership with our tenants, we are dedicated to a more sustainable community and a healthier planet.
We strive to make Scotia Plaza a healthier, more sustainable building for the people who work here. We are dedicated to making the necessary building and operational enhancements to achieve the highest environmental certification for office buildings globally – LEED Platinum. This achievement makes Scotia Plaza a healthier, more sustainable, efficient and all around more environmentally sound workplace destination for people within the building and the environment as a whole.
Reducing our Energy
Consumption Scotia Plaza has undergone a complete lighting retrofit and every fluorescent light in the building has been replaced with new LED fixtures. LED uses 50% less energy and lasts more than two times longer than fluorescent lights, therefore reducing the amount of energy we consume and creating less waste.
Wellbeing Heating and cooling system upgrades, including the new chiller system, has not only reduced energy consumption but provides tenants with a more comfortable environment.
and Water PollutionScotia Plaza’s green roof promotes energy conservation, minimizes pollution and increases building performance. Completed in 2015, the addition enhances the air quality of our downtown core and water pollution by reducing storm water run-off.
on average, each month Scotia Plaza saves:
Enough oil to
Canada 90 times
Enough trees to
build 25 homes
of 212 homes
The average annual
of 13.5 homes
The AMOUNT OF CO2
emitted while driving
from Ontario to BC
THE WEIGHT OF
5 TRANSPORT TRUCKS IN
*Data collected based on 2017 Diversion Report
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AND GREEN ROOFS
Four electric vehicles and 12 Tesla charging stations, located on Scotia Plaza's P1B Parking Level, are free of charge
Two green roofs, totaling more than 5,700 square feet
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