Sustainability is an important priority for GWL Realty Advisors. As developers and managers of our clients’ assets, we believe a strong environmental sustainability platform is fundamental to operating high-performing, resource efficient and low-impact buildings. Doing so, not only protects and grows the value of our clients’ assets, but also reduces operating costs, increases tenant satisfaction, and preserves the environment.
GWL Realty Advisors achieved a Green Star rank, placed second overall in Canada and in the top 10% globally among real estate management firms by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). GRESB is the world’s leading benchmark used by investors to help understand real estate companies’ environmental, social and governance activities and the sustainability performance of their portfolios.
Green Design at Grenadier Square
The new towers at Grenadier Square are designed to target LEED® Gold and Toronto Green Standard Tier (TGS II). TGS II is a set of performance measures, which promote sustainable sites and building designs with a focus that addresses Toronto’s urban environmental pressures through building design.
Some key sustainability features include:
- Rain water retention
- Green roofs
- Building envelope
- Energy efficient heating and cooling
- Water efficient fixtures