Sustainability

From implementing leading-edge building systems to tenant engagement on environmental and social issues, sustainability is important to us. HSBC Place is always looking for ways to help reduce impacts, increase tenant comfort and wellbeing, and reduce utility expenses which translates into cost-savings for our tenants.

Sustainability was integral to the design of the new HSBC Place with a priority on reducing environmental impacts, creating a healthy workplace, and ensuring business continuity with high connectivity.

HSBC Place has achieved the following certifications and awards:

HSBC Place achieved Boma Toby Award

BOMA International TOBY®

TOBY (which stands for The Outstanding Building of the Year) is the most prestigious and comprehensive program in the commercial real estate industry. This award recognizes HSBC Place’s excellence in building management, energy conservation and overall building quality.

HSBC Place is pursuing LEED Gold

LEED® Gold

LEED (which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the predominant North American rating system and benchmark for sustainability in real estate and construction, rewarding the top tier of buildings for their performance on energy, carbon, and water efficiency, low carbon transportation, landscaping, materials, air quality, and innovation. The goal is to improve operational efficiency while reducing environmental impacts and improving tenant comfort.

HSBC Place is certified WELL Gold

Well® Gold

Grounded in medical research, WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and wellbeing. WELL focuses on 7 wellness concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

HSBC Place is certified WELL Gold

Energy Star®

Energy Star® Score identifies the efficiency of HSBC Place, ranking performance and energy consumption. The rating recognizes the building as an energy efficient commercial building and a top class energy performer in Canada.

Wired Certified Platinum

WIRED CERTIFIED Platinum

Wired Certification rates and recognizes commercial office buildings that are providing the most advanced and resilient digital infrastructure in the market. HSBC Place is the first building to be certified Wired Platinum in Edmonton because we believe reliable digital connectivity is critical for our tenants to operate their businesses successfully.

Why is certification important? It helps us manage key sustainability priorities and holds us accountable for our commitment to our tenants. Here is a full overview of the initiatives at HSBC Place: HSBC Place Case Study

Sustainability-Focused Tenant Engagement:

Improving the operational performance HSBC Place goes beyond building systems – it’s a team effort and we need our tenant’s support.

We host sustainability-related events and green team activities each year to get our tenants involved with our efforts as we reduce our environmental impacts, improve health and well-being outcomes and save on costs.

We encourage our tenants to create Green Teams within their offices to incorporate our principles of sustainability across all operations.

Want to join the HSBC Place Green Team? Email Us!

Epic’s Core Sustainability Priorities:

As property manager, Epic believes that a commitment to sustainability is good for the environment, good for our tenants and good for our communities.

The following are specific areas where we focus sustainability initiatives:

Air Quality and Green Cleaning

Waste Diversion

Water Efficiency

Want to learn more about Epic’s sustainability initiatives and performance?  Please read our Sustainability Report.

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