Tenant Notices & Events
Brookfield Properties continues to focus on energy conservation in our buildings across Canada. For the past several years now, we have made significant progress in reducing electricity demand/consumption by retrofitting base building lighting, optimizing our operations and actively monitoring our electricity consumption/demand. But the BEST solution to conserve energy is to partner with you. As a result, we are introducing Brookfield Properties' Energy Savings for our Tenants (BEST) program aimed at working together with you to reduce energy consumption within your premises. Some simple ways to cut down on energy consumption is to:
- Turn off the lights when you leave a meeting room.
- Turn off task lighting when you leave for the day.
- Ensure that the base building lights come on and go off based on your work environment.
- Replace less efficient light bulbs with energy efficient ones.
- Turn off idle computers - set the sleep mode timer on your computer.
- When you leave the office for more than a few hours, shut down your computer.
Report energy waste and get involved. If you have an idea on how we can save together, please contact the Management Office at 416-368-1533.
Safe Flight Program
Each year in Canada, roughly 10 million night migrating birds meet their death by colliding into office buildings and other tall structures, mistaking artificial light with star constellations - nature's intended method of guiding birds along their migratory path. In Toronto's downtown core alone, some 10,000 birds fall victim each year.
In a nation wide initiative to help reduce the number of collision kills in urban centres, Brookfield Properties has created Safe Flight, a program that puts the onus on office tenants and property managers to turn lights off at night during migration season.
Through tenant communiques, internal operations procedures and tenant space audits, the program stresses not only the importance of the lights out rule, but also urges tenants to lower their blinds at night and remove foliage directly in front of window areas. Safe Flight can be implemented year round, but is most important during migration season, mid-April to early June and mid-August to late October.
In keeping with their leadership role in the business community, Brookfield Properties has made the Safe Flight program available to other property management companies.