Brookfield Properties develops and operates properties around the globe. At our seven Toronto office properties, we’re proud to bring high-quality, sustainable real estate to life every day. For Brookfield Properties, sustainability isn’t a box we check. It’s how we do business. Respect for the environment is embedded into all aspects of our operations, from conserving energy, to managing resources, to reducing waste. The environmental performance of our properties matters. Which is why we keep pushing forward the five-year measure we use as our baseline. Whether we’re comparing our current performance against our past performance, or the performance of our peers – we are continually driving improvement and building value. See more of Brookfield’s ESG work.

Accomplishments at the Building Portfolio

  • Number of buildings in the portfolio enrolled: 8 of 8
  • GHG emissions intensity: 2.37 kgCO²e/sq ft²/yr
  • Total GHG emissions: 29, 685 tCO²e/yr

Achieved the BOMA 360 designation at all Canadian properties

The BOMA 360 Performance Program sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry and takes a holistic approach by evaluating all major areas in property management beyond just energy:

  • Building operations and management
  • Life safety, security and risk management
  • Training and education
  • Energy
  • Environmental/sustainability
  • Tenant relations/community involvement

Energy management strategy across the building portfolio

Our comprehensive energy management strategy across the building portfolio includes:

  1. Enwave district cooling
  2. Cooling system upgrades
  3. Energy audits
  4. High-efficiency boilers
  5. Efficient system scheduling to reduce unneeded runtime
  6. Training for building operators on energy efficiency
  7. Lighting retrofits

axiis-Tenant Engagement App with over 41,000 building community members

The axiis-Tenant Engagement App provides tenants across North America access to building information, events, contests, perks and news to better engage tenants and drive Brookfield Properties’ climate action initiatives.

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) LEED Green Building Certifications

We are a strong advocate for sustainable building performance and participate in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems by the CaGBC. Our Toronto building certifications include:

  • Bay Adelaide Centre
  • West Tower – LEED CS Gold
  • East Tower – LEED CS Platinum
  • Brookfield Place Toronto – LEED® EB:OM* Gold
  • Exchange Tower – LEED® EB:OM* Gold
  • First Canadian Place – LEED® EB:OM* Gold

The Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB:O&M) rating system helps building owners measure operations, upgrades and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.

Measurabl for energy management

Measurabl– an environmental, social, and governance data management solution for commercial real estate – enables Brookfield Properties to collect data, set targets, analyze performance, create investment grade reports and identify opportunities to improve.


Partnership with Seneca College’s Building Environmental Systems (BES) Program

Partner with Seneca College to offer scholarships for students in Seneca’s Building Environmental Systems program. Since the partnership began in 2011, 47 scholarships have been awarded. Brookfield Properties also offers job placements for high-performing graduates of the BES program.

DisclaimerProfiles presented are based on information provided by participants. Participants’ GHG emissions performance published are based on utility data submitted and converted to GHG emissions. The emission factors applied aligns with the period of energy data reported (2019). The emission factors utilized for the conversion are calculated based on a combination of sources: Government of Canada (National Inventory Report & Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements), Government of Ontario (Guide: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting), The Atmospheric Fund (A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions – Electricity emissions factors and guidelines) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Chemical Composition of Natural Gas).