Sustainability

Centerpoint Mall is managed by Morguard Investments Limited, one of Canada’s largest integrated real estate companies. As an organization, Morguard is committed to continually improving the environmental performance of our buildings, ensuring safe and comfortable surroundings for our occupants, and contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment in our communities. This has led to the creation of the Green Link program, designed to promote “green” practices within all Morguard buildings.

As a participant in the Green Link program, Centerpoint Mall became BOMA BESt Level 1 (one level) certified in add date Dec 2014. BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) certification is a nationally recognized comprehensive environmental certification program that sets best practice standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings utilizing independent audits and educational assessment tools.

Centerpoint Mall strives to be a community leader in its environmental initiatives. We are proud of our achievements to date which we focus our efforts on five areas:

Energy Conservation
  • Proud yearly participant in Earth Hour
  • Optimizing building temperatures day and night
  • Long-term program in place to replace older HVAC rooftop units with more energy efficient models
  • Energy efficient hand dryers in all washrooms. Not only do they save energy, this initiative has diverted over 6,000 pounds of paper hand towel to landfill each year since 2015
  • Replacement of MR-16 halogen light bulbs with LED in 2012
  • Replacement of T-12 fluorescent lamp fixtures with T-8 and T-5 lamps in 2012

Water Conservation
  • Irrigation system controllers with rain sensors to entire system
  • Automatic faucet and stalls in customer washrooms installed in 2015
  • All faucets retrofit with 0.5gpm aerators
  • Toilet and faucet leak detection program

Waste Conservation
  • Energy efficient hand dryers in all washrooms. This initiative has diverted over 6,000 pounds of paper hand towel to landfill each year since 2015
  • Use of “green” cleaning products as much as possible
  • Use of coreless bathroom tissue rolls reducing packaging waste
  • Waste/recycling disposal units throughout the shopping centre
  • Tenant recycling programs include:
    • Cardboard recycling
    • Glass, plastic and metal recycling
    • Cooking oil recycling
    • Light bulb recycling • E-waste recycling
    • Organic waste collection from food court and hair salon tenants
    • Waste audit and waste reduction plan completed yearly. 2015 diversion rate of 39%

Indoor Air Quality
  • Air tested on a regular basis
  • HVAC rooftop unit preventative maintenance program
  • Use of “live” plants throughout the interior/exterior of the shopping centre

Communication
  • Green Link section in monthly tenant newsletter
  • Memos sent to tenants as needed
  • Signage within waste/recycling rooms

Future Initiatives
  • Installing energy efficient pylon sign lighting
  • Install energy efficient interior lighting
  • Continue to replace aging HVAC units with energy efficient models
  • Increasing organic waste collection program
  • Increasing construction waste diversion from landfill which will include recycling and donating to charities
  • Increasing organic waste collection program