Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a privately owned property investment and development company, announces a Silver certification from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) BEST® Sustainable Buildings program for Broadmead Village, an open-air shopping centre located in Saanich, BC. BOMA BEST is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings. Its Sustainable Buildings certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in commercial real estate.
Moving up from a Bronze rating achieved in 2012, Broadmead Village is the only property in Saanich to have achieved BOMA’s Silver certification and is one of only half a dozen buildings in Greater Victoria to have reached this certification level.
BOMA’s assessment includes a review of ten key areas of environmental performance and management: energy, water, air, comfort, health and wellness, custodial, purchasing, waste, site and stakeholder engagement in addition to building maintenance and systems performance. The review also evaluates the property’s plans for the further reduction of energy and water usage, tenant education and incentives to support participation in sustainability programs, as well as innovations in sustainability.
“We are thrilled that our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint at Broadmead Village have earned Silver BOMA BEST certification,” said Alison Miles Cork, Vice President of Investment, Grosvenor Americas. “We are committed to continuing to improve our environmental management through additional sustainable initiatives at the centre, and we plan to pursue Gold certification.”
In 2013, Grosvenor completed a transformative $8.2M sustainability-focused renovation at Broadmead Village. The renovation included widening sidewalks, adding covered public seating, a zero carbon fireplace, an interactive fountain, LED lighting, and new landscaping. Through the purchase of carbon offsets, the shopping centre’s operations are fully carbon neutral.
For information about shops, services and events taking place at Broadmead Village, visit www.broadmeadvillage.ca or facebook.com/broadmeadvillage.
For more information contact:
Heather Leary, Public Relations
Director of Project Marketing, Grosvenor Americas
Notes to Editors
About Grosvenor Americas:
Grosvenor Americas is an active developer, investor and co-investor across Canada and the USA. Our strategy is to invest in vibrant urban locations where we can add value and address some of the challenges that face our markets, including housing supply.
Our active development pipeline includes 875 California Street in San Francisco and The Pacific in downtown Vancouver, as well as the second phase of Grosvenor Ambleside in West Vancouver. Our Structured Development Finance programme invests in apartment, condominium, townhome and mixed-use developments across our active markets, with a focus on vibrant, well-connected locations and our Investment programme adds value to residential, retail and commercial assets in walkable places.
Grosvenor Americas is part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
As at 31 December 2017, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of C$5.0bn.
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