Commerce Court property management is committed to partnering with tenants on reducing the Complex’s environmental footprint, while enhancing workplace wellness for all occupants. Read our latest Sustainability Report to learn more about our performance.

Questions? Comments? Please send your inquiries and feedback to our sustainability team at: [email protected]

Sustainability at Commerce Court means providing value to our stakeholders through continuous improvement in environmental performance, and enhanced engagement with the occupants and visitors.

Our mandate is to continually improve environmental and social performance by partnering with tenants and vendors to reduce consumption and costs, promote wellness and healthy buildings, and ultimately increase satisfaction, comfort, and productivity within the Complex.

Commerce Court property management is committed to partnering with tenants on reducing the Complex’s environmental footprint, while enhancing workplace wellness for all occupants.

Commerce Court has a long history of prioritizing sustainability at the operational level. That approach and motivation has been mirrored and amplified across our office portfolio and QuadReal as a whole. We applaud the efforts of our property teams in striving to reduce our footprint and engage our community in a positive and uplifting way.

Sarah Clarke, Vice-President, Office East

The ecological or environmental footprint represents a valuable tool for Commerce Court in measuring success and performance. Commerce Court is committed to environmental excellence, aligned with daily operations and tenant engagement. The environmental sustainability program addresses the following areas, where continuous improvement is applied:

  • Investment in energy use efficiencies throughout the Complex, and ongoing education about the benefits of energy conservation.
  • Investment in water efficient fixtures and practices, along with water conservation outreach.
  • Promotion of waste material reduction and waste diversion.
  • Education on the importance of preventing nighttime bird collisions, by encouraging tenants to shut off unnecessary lights and install light sensors that can also help save electricity costs.
  • Outreach on the importance of making clean commute choices such as taking public transportation and cycling.
  • Enhancement of the workplace environment at the Complex through indoor air quality, noise, and comfort management.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Commerce Court’s environmental performance is managed, tracked, and reported through four indicators: Energy, Water, Waste, and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).

LEARN MORE

Read our latest Sustainability Report to learn more about our footprint and environmental performance.

Are you a tenant looking for support in your own carbon reduction efforts? Check out our Resources available below for full details.

While reducing our direct and indirect environmental impact from building operations is fundamental to the management of Commerce Court’s operations, we also recognize the importance of creating a positive impact for our tenants, various stakeholders, and broader community. We are striving to provide a professional community where individuals and organizations feel empowered and help us to go beyond ‘doing less harm’ and provide a meaningful, positive impact.

WELLNESS & HEALTHY BUILDINGS

As part of our commitment to the Commerce Court community, the Complex’s sustainability program includes wellness and healthy building initiatives and amenities. Specifically, our approach to wellness includes indoor environmental quality, healthy commuting infrastructure, enjoyment of outdoor spaces and a variety of fitness and wellness programming and events

COMMUNITY GIVING

At Commerce Court we understand our Complex exists within the larger community that includes the Financial District, the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. As part of being a socially responsible property management, we host and participate in events that celebrate Toronto’s rich and robust arts, music and culture; as well as support charitable organizations that lend a hand to those in need. Commerce Court acts as a catalyst to raise awareness about community needs, while celebrating the many things that make Toronto a great city and the Complex more than just a great place to work.

Commerce Court property management is committed to partnering with tenants on reducing the Complex’s environmental footprint, while enhancing workplace wellness for all occupants. We’ve included all of our sustainability resources below for your use.

Questions? Comments? Please send your inquiries and feedback to our sustainability team at: [email protected]

Sustainability Reports and Scorecards
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Commerce Court property management is committed to partnering with tenants on reducing the Complex’s environmental footprint, while enhancing workplace wellness for all occupants. Read our latest Sustainability Report to learn more about our performance.

SUSTAINABILITY SCORECARDS

Read about our environmental performance such as energy, water, waste and Greenhouse Gases.

  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2017 click here
  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2016 click here
  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2015 click here
  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2014 click here
  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2013 click here
  • Commerce Court Sustainability Scorecard - 2012 click here
Energy Resources
Energy Use in Buildings

Learn about energy consumption in commercial buildings in North America. To download, click here.

ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS – LIGHTING

Learn how to reduce lighting associated electricity consumption at home and work. To download, click here.

ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS – PLUG LOAD

Learn how to reduce plug load associated electricity consumption at home and work. To download, click here.

RETHINK ENERGY POSTER

To download the poster, click here.

To find resources about additional subjects, click here.

Water Resources
WATER CONSERVATION INFO SHEET

Learn about the importance of water conservation with a summary of issues affecting the Great Lakes. To download, click here.

WATER EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION TIP SHEET

Learn how to reduce your water consumption at home and work. To download, click here.

Waste Resources
WASTE SIGNAGE

Download letter-sized (8.5'x11') posters that show what materials belong into the recycling and garbage bins:

WASTE CRITERIA: WHAT GOES WHERE?

Provides a detailed list of what materials are acceptable in the Commerce Court’s recycling streams. To download, click here.

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK TOOLKIT

Commerce Court is pleased to provide a downloadable toolkit that includes waste reduction and diversion tips, as well as internal campaign ideas that can be implemented all year long. To download the toolkit, click here.

WASTE MYTH BUSTERS INFO SHEET

Learn about some of the most common misconceptions about waste management. To download, click here.

WASTE REDUCTION AND DIVERSION TIP SHEET

Learn how to reduce your waste materials and recycle more at home and work. To download, click here.

Greenhouse Gas Resources
GREENHOUSE GASES INFO SHEET

Learn what Greenhouse Gases are, their common sources, are and why it is important to reduce global emissions. To download, click here.

SIX WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR GHG FOOTPRINT

Learn a few effective but simple actions you can take to lower your Greenhouse Gas emissions footprint. To download, click here.

Wellness and Healthy Building Resources
WELNESS SEMINARS

The following are resources from past wellness seminars. Tips based on the theme per quarter will be shared with the Commerce Court community via our elevator screens.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE

To view the presentation slides, click here

Healthy Meal Planning for Busy Professionals

To view the presentation slides, click here

To view Healthy Meal Planning Tips, click here

The Seven Habits of Highly Well People
Environmental Resources
BE REVOLUTIONARY CAMPAIGN

Commerce Court is pleased to launch a 2017 campaign aimed at engaging our tenants and visitors in an often overlooked building feature - the revolving door. Invented in 1899 by Theophilus Van Kannel, the revolving door is credited with reducing energy by as much as eight times as a swing door. Revolving Doors reduce the amount of outside air from entering the building so less energy is required to heat or cool entryways.

The campaign launched with a Bay Street installation outside of the West Tower. Posters and elevator screens continue to inspire occupants and guests to Be Revolutionary and use the revolving doors.

RESOURCES

Have a Light Bulb Moment! To download, click here.

Here's Some Real Talk! To download, click here.

More Power for your Point! To download, click here.