|BOMA BEST® Case Study: London City Centre|
The London City Centre may turn heads from the outside, but it’s the environmental efforts within the multi-towered office complex that make it a BOMA BEST® Platinum certified building.
The City Centre has also been awarded BE ISO 14001 Certification, BOMA Toronto’s 2016 TOBY Award and Earth Hour Challenge Award, 2014’s Outstanding Energy Saver Business Award (from the Mayor’s Sustainable Energy Council), and, Power Down for the Planet Portfolio Award, among other industry accolades.
A signature piece in Dream Office Management’s portfolio, the City Centre is home to 2,100 occupants and stands in the heart of London, Ontario at the southeast corner of Dundas and Wellington. It is comprised of two towers (a 21-storey Tower A and 23-storey Tower B) connected by a mezzanine and ground level parking, and exterior and underground parking for extra space.
In addition to its high profile tenants, the City Centre features food, retail, and business outlets throughout its plaza.At the heart of the City Centre, however, is the Dream property management team itself, which has collaborated with building staff and partners to transform the Centre into a role model for property management, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.
Sustainable operations are high on Dream’s priorities. The City Centre is outfitted with energy-efficient mechanical systems, lighting, and water-conservation equipment; while staff take advantage of Energy Advantage’s portal and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to further track energy usage and set benchmarks for other buildings in Dream’s portfolio.
Further eco-friendly initiatives include pursuing LEED for Existing Building certification, participating in Hydro One’s SaveONenergy program, training staff and tenants on environmental practices, sharing green tips through emails and lobby TV messages, and conducting ongoing upgrades and retrofits. Additionally, the City Centre engages with the community to showcase and promote energy reduction measures.
BOMA BEST® - Building Environmental Standards is Canada’s leading green certification program for existing buildings. BOMA BEST® measures and recognizes superior environmental performance and operations of buildings across Canada. BOMA BEST® is administered by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada.