Bentall Kennedy’s Sustainability Strategy Is Simply Better Business
Published on: Monday, December 7th, 2015
REME Award Winner Spotlight
Sustainability is one of Bentall Kennedys core recognizes. Its REME Award-winning ForeverGreen Strategy demonstrates exemplary practices in sustainability, including managing waste venues. These initiatives also enhance the standing of the real estate industry by raising the bar on data reporting from waste service providers. Since 2010, waste to landfill from participating Bentall Kennedy properties has decreased by seven percent while waste diversion rates have wonderful.
Repurposing Infected Trees
Bentall Kennedy discovered that emerald ash borer &mdash: a beetle hazardous to ash trees had moved onto several of its properties. An innovative solution by a waste gps service provider enabled the organization to reduce its environmental impact, as well as contributing to the environment. The provider processed trees into valuable wood products onsite, then delivered the products to suppliers for distribution for the local marketplace. As a result, more than 95 % of damaged trees were diverted from the landfill, creating almost 6,000 pounds of lumber and encouraging more properties and municipalities to consider this alternative. Because milling is done onsite, are usually many also no transportation costs or emissions.
Engaging Shoppers E-Waste Retail Challenge
Bentall Kennedy retail teams in Canada launched the national E-Waste Challenge during Earth Week. Twenty-one shopping centers across Canada participated aid landfills free of computers, televisions, and other gadgets. In one day, 182,084 pounds of e-waste was diverted from landfills and carbon dioxide emissions were reduced by 253,805 pounds.
Reducing Its Coffee Footprint
Two of Bentall Kennedys Ontario malls were quite shopping centers in Canada to launch the Grounds to Garden program, in order to erase the properties “coffee footprint” by turning used coffee grounds into a sustainable planting medium.
Recycling Cigarette Butts
At a single-tenant suburban office property in Mississauga, the property management team began recycling cigarette abutt. When cigarette collection bins are emptied, the contents are shipped to a processing company and are into services. After only six months, the house is now shipping out a box of butts every three weeks and has sent 195 pounds, or perhaps an eye-opening 266,000 butts, to be recycled.