QUEBEC CITY, May 3, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Cominar is continuing to invest in sustainable development across its real estate portfolio and thereby reduce its environmental footprint.
Cominar firmly believes in sustainability and is further developing its investments to drive down the carbon footprint of its real estate portfolio. Over time, a number of its properties have received environmental awards and certifications, and varieties of innovative features have been incorporated into its routine property management. “These include initiatives to promote water and energy efficiency, rainwater harvesting, preventive maintenance, air quality, hazardous materials management, eco-friendly cleaning, reduced paper consumption, on-site sorting of recyclables (plastic, glass, metal and cardboard) and waste materials, used oil management and its involvement in Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), to name but a few of the earth-friendly practices that have been put into place. Cominar has also encouraged bicycle use for specific properties in our portfolio for many years by creating safe, easily accessible and weatherproof facilities for cyclists”says Richard Nolin, Vice President, Operations and Commercial Strategy of Cominar.
“Plus a few years ago, we started adding electric vehicle charging stations to the majority of our shopping centre properties and we introduced the Plug & Drive program. So far, we have set up 60 stations in our office and shopping centre portfolio. We also belong to Réseau Flo and we are part of Quebec's Route verte. Through these efforts, we hope to promote the use of green fuel and help curtail greenhouse gas emissions,” add Johanne Leclerc, Vice President, Operations – Shopping Centres of Cominar.
Cominar will continue to strive to minimize its environmental footprint as well as the footprint of the customers and guests who frequent its properties.
Cominar is the third largest diversified real estate investment trust in Canada and the largest commercial property owner in Quebec. The REIT owns a real estate portfolio of 529 properties in three different market segments, namely office properties, retail properties, and industrial and mixed-use properties. Cominar's portfolio totals 44.1 million square feet across Quebec, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces and Western Canada.
Go to the Cominar website at cominar.com for further details.
SOURCE COMINAR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST
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