Sustainability

Cambridge Centre is managed by Morguard Investments Limited, one of Canada’s largest integrated real estate companies. As an organization, Morguard is committed to continually improving the environmental performance of our buildings, ensuring safe and comfortable surroundings for our occupants, and contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment in our communities. This has led to the creation of the Green Link program, designed to promote “green” practices within all Morguard buildings.

As a participant in the Green Link program, Cambridge Centre became BOMA BEST Level 3 certified in December 2013. BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) certification is a nationally recognized comprehensive environmental certification program that sets best practice standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings utilizing independent audits and educational assessment tools.

Cambridge Centre strives to be a community leader in its environmental initiatives. We are proud of our achievements to date which we focus our efforts on five areas:

Energy Conservation

  • Building Automation System controls lighting and building temperatures.
  • Proud yearly participant in Earth Hour
  • Partner in the Demand Response program to shed temporary unneeded electricity demands to lessen the burden on the power grid
  • Optimizing building temperatures day and night
  • Long-term program in place to replace older HVAC rooftop units with more energy efficient models
  • Energy efficient hand dryers in all washrooms. Not only do they save energy, this initiative has diverted over 6,000 pounds of paper hand towel to landfill each year since 2008
  • Replacement of MR-16 halogen light bulbs with LED
  • Replacement of T-12 fluorescent lamp fixtures with T-8 and T-5 lamps
  • Replacement of 1000 watt metal halid fixtures with LED over the ice rink

Water Conservation

  • Irrigation system controllers with rain sensors to entire system
  • Automatic faucet and stalls in customer washrooms
  • Conversion to semi-waterless urinals
  • All faucets retrofit with 0.5gpm aerators
  • Toilet and faucet leak detection program

Waste Conservation

  • Received silver award through the Recycling Council of Ontario’s 2013 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards
  • Energy efficient hand dryers in all washrooms. This initiative has diverted over 6,000 pounds of paper hand towel to landfill each year since 2008.
  • Use of biodegradable garbage bags
  • Use of “green” cleaning products as much as possible
  • Use of coreless bathroom tissue rolls reducing packaging waste
  • Waste/recycling disposal units throughout the shopping centre
  • Tenant recycling programs include:
  • Cardboard recycling
  • Glass, plastic and metal recycling
  • Cooking oil recycling
  • Store-to-store blue box recycling
  • Light bulb recycling • E-waste recycling
  • Battery recycling
  • Printer ink/toner cartridge recycling
  • Wood pallet recycling
  • Organic waste collection from food court and hair salon tenants
  • Waste audit and waste reduction plan completed yearly. 2015 diversion rate of 61.6%

Indoor Air Quality

  • Air tested on a regular basis
  • HVAC rooftop unit preventative maintenance program
  • Use of “live” plants throughout the interior/exterior of the shopping centre
  • Air temperature and C02 levels monitored 24 hours through Building Automation System
  • CO sensors monitor air around ice rink

Communication

  • Green Link section in monthly tenant newsletter
  • Memos sent to tenants as needed
  • Signage within waste/recycling rooms

Future Initiatives

  • Installing energy efficient parking lot and Ice Centre lighting
  • Installing energy efficient pylon sign lighting
  • Install energy efficient interior lighting
  • Continue to replace aging HVAC units with energy efficient models
  • Upgrading Ice Centre mechanical systems to become more energy efficient
  • Install signage throughout the mall to increase awareness to our guests about our progress
  • Increasing construction waste diversion from landfill which will include recycling and donating to charities
  • Increasing organic waste collection program

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