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Triovest Shows Sustainability Leadership at HOOPP LEAP Awards with Seven Wins

Triovest received seven awards at the Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (“LEAP”) awards from Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”). Triovest was recognized in half of the total award categories.

“The LEAP Awards were created to celebrate sustainability achievements, engagement and innovation in HOOPP’s real estate portfolio and honour outstanding property management teams and tenants who demonstrate leadership in these areas. We congratulate the Triovest team on their multiple wins.” said Lisa Lafave, Senior Portfolio Manager at HOOPP.

The awards ceremony was held on May 26, 2016 at Marine Gateway, a new transit-oriented, mixed-use development project managed by Triovest and owned by HOOPP.

“The Triovest team is honoured to have received such overwhelming recognition for our efforts in sustainability from HOOPP” said Philippe Bernier, Triovest’s Director of Sustainability. “We enjoyed the friendly competition with our industry peers and collaboration of ideas”.

Triovest received awards for excellence in seven categories:

1.       LEAP Forward Pitch – ATB Place, Edmonton
Combined Heating and Power (CHP) Installation
This award goes to the best idea pitched to a panel of HOOPP judges who will support and fund its implementation. By recovering and using waste heat from power generation, the proposed CHP system in ATB Place will reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 3,000 tonnes per year, provide a simple payback of just over four years, and provide increased back-up capability for building power and heat.

2.       Tenant Leader Award – Veritiv, 4300 Hickmore Blvd., Montreal
This award recognizes the tenant that has been most instrumental in improving property performance and has motivated property managers, HOOPP and/or other tenants to also take action. Veritiv supported the property’s BOMA BEST Gold achievement, shared utility information with Triovest and conducted efficiency upgrades, and hosted property tours for the community to learn more about sustainability.

3.       Energy Saver Award – ATB Place, Edmonton
This award recognizes the commercial property with the highest average annual percentage reduction in energy-use intensity (ekWh/sq. ft., normalized) in 2015 compared to 2014. ATB Place achieved a 12.1% year-over-year decrease by adopting measures such as daytime cleaning, and installing motion sensors in underground parking.

4.       Low Energy Leader (Large Building) Award – ATCO Centre, Edmonton
This award recognizes the commercial property (larger than 250,000 sq. ft.) with the lowest energy-use intensity (ekWh/sq. ft., normalized). ATCO Centre achieved normalized energy performance of 16.5 ekWh/sq. ft. (18.5 ekWh/sq. ft., actual), in part by coverting to LED lighting and removing excess lighting from 10 stories of the building. This is the second year in a row that ATCO Centre has received this honour.

5.       Water Winner (Commercial) Award – ATCO Centre, Edmonton
This new award recognizes the commercial and retail property with the best overall water performance. ATCO Centre achieved a 2014 water-use intensity of 35 L/sf which was a reduction of 19% over 2014.

6.       Sustainability Innovator – Technology – Marine Gateway, Vancouver
This award recognizes the use of innovative technology that has had sustainability impacts in a capital project. The geothermal exchange systems reduces greenhouse gas emissions at this mixed-use development by approximately 60%, and played a key role in the LEED Core and Shell Gold application.

7.       Sustainability Innovator – Stakeholder Engagement – Jean-Marie Saint-Georges and the Triovest management team in Quebec
This award recognizes an innovative approach or program to engage stakeholders on sustainability. Our team engaged and collaborated with industrial tenants on sustainability issues; monitored energy, water and waste data at a group of industrial properties; improved sustainability performance and identified cost-savings opportunities; and achieved multiple BOMA BEST and LEED certification.

“In our view, a sustainable approach to real estate is now an essential requirement, and we look forward to continuing our work with partners to drive real estate performance and create new sources of value,” said Vince Brown, President and CEO of Triovest.

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