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Thanks to these recycling efforts,
76.4 per cent of our building waste has been diverted from landfill

When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Aecon demonstrates environmental sustainability by walking the talk, especially when it comes to energy conservation in our corporate headquarters. This example is set so that others may follow.

Aecon is partnered with our Property Management Real Estate Services teams at our Toronto and Calgary corporate headquarters. These partnerships ensure that best-in-class environmental sustainability practices are undertaken as we conduct our corporate activities on a day-to-day basis.

Take our Aecon East Headquarters, for example. We are partnered with Bentall Kennedy Canada LP to jointly participate in a significant number of energy-saving and green initiatives at 20 Carlson Court in Toronto. Among them:

  • LED lighting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Lighting control timers
  • A timer-based HVAC system
  • A smart irrigation system that reduces operational water consumption by up 36 per cent over a traditional system
  • Overall energy savings monitored on a continuous basis, with real-time results displayed on LED monitors in the building lobby
  • Chemical-free green cleaning products

Other environmental initiatives offered through this partnership include SMART COMMUTE, which assists commuters in exploring sustainable transportation options, such as carpooling, public transit, cycling and teleworking. Preferred parking spots are assigned to carpoolers, similar to the existing preferred “eco-parking” spaces reserved for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Bolstering our Carlson Court energy conservation partnership with Bentall Kennedy is an eco-friendly waste management program including organics collection, as well as a comprehensive recycling program.

Thanks to these recycling efforts, 57.1 per cent of our building waste has been diverted from landfill. If we include waste that was sent out of province as part of a partnership to convert that waste into energy, that number rises to 76.4 per cent. It’s a strong statement for what can happen when we work together toward a unified goal.