ATB Place Honoured with BOMA Canada’s National Earth Award
Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. on behalf of its client The HealthCare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) are pleased to announce that ATB Place in Edmonton has been awarded the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada’s National Earth Award.
BOMA Canada’s National Earth Award recognizes excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management. Awards are presented to buildings that have made significant efforts to address environmental issues faced by older and newer buildings. Judging is based on many factors which include the reduction of environmental risk, indoor air quality, green cleaning, recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, and green purchasing policies.
HOOPP, as owners of the property, and Triovest as managers of ATB Place are committed to improving sustainability performance at their properties as well as collaborating with their tenants and community to minimize adverse impact on the environment. The receipt of this award is attributed to a team effort from ATB Place building operations, led by Director of Property Management Jody Kundrik, and its tenants.
Constructed in 1970, Triovest embraced the challenge of operating the 45 year old ATB Place complex sustainably and initiating programs to conserve energy and reducing our carbon footprint. Since assuming management of ATB Place in 2001, annual electricity consumption has been reduced by 49% (the equivalent of 20,068,400 kWh annually), annual gas consumption has been reduced by 39.5% (equivalent to 37,400 gigajoules per annum) and annual water consumption has reduced by 57% (equivalent to 70,000 cubic meters). In addition, waste diversion rates of 87% have been achieved.
ATB Place is an Edmonton landmark with breathtaking views of the Edmonton river valley and the North Saskatchewan River. The property offers its tenants underground heated parking, immediate access to Edmonton transit services, 24 hour on-site security, and a selection of shops and services, including a food court located in a redeveloped retail concourse.
ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE OF ONTARIO PENSION PLAN
Created in 1960, HOOPP is a multi-employer contributory defined benefit plan for Ontario’s hospital and community-based healthcare sector with over 470 participating employers. HOOPP’s 295,000 members and pensioners include nurses, medical technicians, food services staff and housekeeping staff, and many other people who work hard to provide valued Ontario healthcare services.
As a defined benefit plan, HOOPP provides eligible members with a retirement income based on a formula that takes into account a member’s earnings history and length of service in the Plan. Once eligible members start receiving a pension, they receive it for life.
HOOPP is governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and four unions: the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The unique governance model provides representation from both management and workers in support of the long-term interests of the Plan.