Earth Day – our beautiful home

A Changed Earth Day for 2020

More than just Earth Day, today is the 50th anniversary of the grassroots movement inspired by the environmental crisis, already evident back in 1970. As much as 10% of the American population participated in grassroots events protesting environmental ignorance and demanding a new way forward. Though small and localized, to begin with,  they launched the modern environmental movement we know as Earth Day. It is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, engaging over a billion people each year. Continue reading

Managing Waste Programs – Sustainability Best Practices

We have always believed that many sustainable features included in new builds, renovations or retrofits work best when supported by building operators and occupants. One of the more visible and measurable efforts building management and tenants can participate in is waste management – working to divert more waste from landfill. Continue reading

PCL Construction Lobby LEED v4

Facing the Challenges of LEED v4 with PCL Construction

PCL Construction’s new district offices in Oakville has garnered a lot of attention for its commitment to sustainability, with a focus on wellness as seen in AWARD: PCL Toronto – New District Offices. One of the means to achieve their desired outcome was to target LEED® v4 for commercial interiors. That alone is proof of PCL’s commitment since this fairly new set of standards pushes all known boundaries and is very difficult to achieve. Continue reading

Healthy office space with plants and natural light.

How Does Well Fit In a Sustainable Building?

At Green Reason, we strongly encourage all of our clients to incorporate occupant well-being and engagement as part of an overall sustainability plan in order to make their buildings truly sustainable. After all, buildings are for people so why shouldn’t we build the best buildings we can for the occupants – not just for the planet.
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