Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability
At Tillyard Management Inc., we are aware of the fundamental impact that commercial buildings have on the environment. We recognise that there is an urgent need to incorporate practices that help foster green development. This will help limit our carbon footprint and mitigate past, harmful building practices. As such, we strive to minimize the negative effects of the built environment on the natural world as well as on the people who work there.
We manage the assessment of environmental risks before our clients buy or build, such as the potential presence of asbestos or contaminated land deposits, and we arrange and monitor any clean-up or excavation that is necessary to ensure the well-being of potential tenants, as well as the health of our clients’ investments.
Never before has it been so important to manage our investors’ buildings with an eye towards sustainability even as we maximize our clients’ investment. That said, we ensure that our clients goals and preferences are at the forefront of any sustainability initiatives.
Our Track Record
We incorporate sustainability as a cornerstone of our tenant attraction and retention at some of our largest office properties. For example, at Harbour Centre, an office and retail site in Victoria, we have made some critical improvements through our facilities management that have resulted in the prestigious BOMA BESt® Level 2 designation. As a result, the building now emits is 37% less energy than similar sampled buildings in the area. Likewise, we have decreased water usage by 33% since 2014. This is the result of an ongoing and concerted effort to ‘go green’ and achieve management excellence in environmental and energy performance.
At 715 5th Avenue in Calgary, a 32-storey office tower that we have managed since 1984, we have initiated some critical energy management practices. This includes replacing less energy-efficient systems to current and more environmentally responsible alternatives, such as:
- the HVAC equipment
- the mechanical power systems
- the chilled water system
- the building cooling system
- the lighting system
Not only are these changes more sustainable, they have also resulted in thousands of dollars worth of savings each year.
With our smaller properties, it is equally critical to keep sustainability in mind. As such, even at smaller properties we are replacing HVAC, lighting, and water systems with energy efficient alternatives. When roofs need to be replaced, we are installing white, cool roofs instead of traditional black tar alternatives.