As one of the largest commercial property investors in the world, we are committed to continuous improvement of our environmental performance. Sustainability is a priority for our tenants, and as landlords, our goal is to exceed their expectations. We know that shrinking the environmental footprint in our buildings, and cutting back on energy, water and waste will have a positive effect on the financial performance of our assets.
Within our 300 million-square foot property office portfolio, we currently have:
- 39 Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) certifications
- 100% of our Canadian properties earned BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) certification
- 80% of our U.S. properties achieved ENERGY STAR certification
- 80% of our Australian portfolio received a 4-Star rating from NABERS
- Four office properties in the UK received or are targeting BREEAM Excellent ratings
Brookfield's commitment to the LEED and NABORS programs extends beyond our buildings and planned developments to our workforce. Many of our property management professionals have sought out and secured personal LEED or NABORS certifications.
Across Brookfield, we are introducing programs to increase our property portfolio’s energy efficiency and decrease water usage. Recent initiatives include:
- Electric vehicle charging stations installed across our office portfolio
- Tenant programs in our office buildings to encourage use of alternative transport, including mass transit and bicycles
- Solar power panels at four shopping malls, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Tenant energy reporting portals across our property portfolio to enhance monitoring and management of energy consumption
- Retro-commissioning the equipment and systems across our property portfolio, including introduction of energy-efficient heating, lighting and water systems
- Rainwater collection cisterns installed in our industrial and retail property portfolio
- Smart weather monitoring systems are reducing water used in irrigation of our shopping mall's green space