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Property managers and tenants were honoured for their excellence in energy performance, tenant leadership, stakeholder engagement and technology innovation at the sixth annual LEAP (Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program) Awards.
Part of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’ (HOOPP) Real Estate group’s sustainability program, the awards were held at the fund’s new home, One York Street, a LEED® Platinum mixed-use development located in Toronto’s South Core financial district.
“HOOPP develops healthy, efficient and high-quality buildings,” President and CEO Jim Keohane is quoted saying. “In Ontario alone, we have over 16.4 million square feet of development and have invested over four billion dollars.”
He went on to say real estate investing is an important way that HOOPP pays its pensions, as real estate produces regular monthly income and is a good source of inflation protection which aligns perfectly with HOOPP’s need to provide pension benefits for its more than 300,000 active and retired members, states a release.
Before the awards, “HOOPP held its third annual conference bringing together sustainability leaders and senior management to share experiences, challenges and best practices. This year’s theme Evolution: Building a Smart Future, focused on how sustainability in real estate is evolving with focus on how tenants and landlords are collaborating to improve performance and how smart buildings are influencing the sector,” states the release.
More: And the winners are

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