Green Building Certification Programs
We pursue credible, best in class green building certification programs across our different asset classes to meet the expectations of our stakeholders and drive performance improvements in our buildings.
LEED® is the world’s most broadly recognized green building rating system. The LEED® system addresses energy and atmosphere, water efficiency, sustainable sites, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality issues. Oxford pursues LEED™ Gold certification (at a minimum) across our North American office portfolio.
MetroCentre – First LEED™ EB:O&M* multi-tenant office building in Canada
RBC WaterPark Place – First LEED™ C&S** Platinum office building in Toronto (projected)
* LEED™ EB:O&M – LEED™ for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
** LEED™ C&S – LEED™ Core & Shell
BOMA BESt® is a Canadian industry standard for green building certification. The BOMA BESt® standard addresses energy, water, waste reduction and recycling, emissions and effluents, indoor environment, and environmental management system issues. Oxford pursues BOMA BESt® certification across our Canadian enclosed shopping centre portfolio.
Green Key is a global rating system designed to recognize green hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to environmental best practices. The Green Key Eco-Rating program addresses operational areas (such as housekeeping, food and beverage, conference and meeting facilities, and engineering) and sustainable practices (such as energy and water conservation, solid waste management, indoor air quality, and land use). Oxford pursues Green Key certification across our Canadian hotel portfolio.
Industry leadership – The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Level 5 – highest level)
BREEAM® is the leading green building rating system in Europe. The BREEAM® rating system addresses aspects related to energy and water use, health and well-being, pollution, transport, materials, waste, land use, ecology, and management processes. Oxford pursues BREEAM™ certification across our UK office portfolio.
FRPO’s Certified Rental Building Program (CRPB), “Living GREEN Together”, has a set of rigorous certification standards. These standards cover Environmental Performance, Indoor Air Quality, Sustainable Purchasing, and Employee and Resident Engagement and Training, among others. All of Oxford’s Ontario residential properties have met the Living GREEN Together standards, and we are pursuing these same opportunities at Oxford’s non-Ontario residential properties in an effort to improve the sustainability performance of our assets, as well as the customer experience.