The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) has named the 10 greenest office buildings in its portfolio.

HOOPP’s Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP) recognizes leaders in energy conservation; a total of 95 HOOPP-owned office buildings were rated for the competition.

“At HOOPP, we have always believed that healthier buildings make for healthier workers and attract top tenants,” said Michael Catford, vice-president of real estate with HOOPP.

HOOPP’s Top 10 green office properties consume 40% less energy than the national average for commercial buildings, which the pension fund says is equivalent to an annual cost savings of approximately $4 million, and annual energy savings of 40 million ekWh (equivalent kilowatt hours)—or the equivalent of the annual energy used by approximately 1,300 Canadian households.

The Top 10 properties were:

  • Menkes, 25 York St., Toronto
  • Triovest, ATCO building, 10035 105th St., Edmonton
  • Morguard, 99 Metcalfe St., Ottawa
  • Eastport, 120 Eileen Stubbs Ave., Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Morguard,  200 Kent St., Ottawa
  • Morguard, Corporate Centre III, Oakville, Ont.,
  • Triovest, Willingdon I, Burnaby, B.C.
  • Triovest, Sussex Place, 1001 Douglas St., Victoria, B.C.
  • Morguard, Corporate Centre II, Oakville, Ont.
  • Triovest, 200 Graham Ave., Winnipeg

Future LEAP awards will consider other environmental indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions, carbon reduction, water consumption and waste diversion.

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