Going Deep Green at ORC

Apr 28, 2009 | Commercial offices

Ontario Realty Corporation has embarked upon a comprehensive program of energy and environmental improvement for Ontario Public Service (OPS) buildings. Key elements of their strategy include:

  • Toronto Accommodation Plan which incorporates high standards of green building performance
  • LEED Canada Administration Pilot project – benchmarking, LEED potential assessment and performance improvement for eight representative OPS buildings
  • LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification for four of OPS buildings participating in the pilot
  • Identification, implementation and verification of best energy and environmental practices across all OPS buildings

Enerlife is working with Ontario Realty Corporation by helping to identify deep green reductions in energy use; supporting the performance improvement and work towards LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification of the four pilot OPS buildings; aiding in the identification and promotion of best energy and environmental practices; and ensuring the achievement and verification of energy and environmental performance goals.

We are using innovative tools such as:

  • Building Performance Audit to identify system-level design features and benchmark them against other high performing buildings, establishing performance standards and prioritizing retrofits
  • Energy and Water Workshop to uncover and plan the greatest practical reductions in energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions for each building