A Message From The Partners At Crown

The pursuit of sustainability is critical to the long-term success and resilience of our portfolio. It also supports the health and well-being of our tenants, employees and surrounding communities. What’s more, we believe that sustainable and responsible business practices are integral to our fiduciary responsibility.

Crown is committed to being a leader in the real estate industry and willstrive to exceed regulatory requirements by implementing innovative approaches to industry best practices and investing in ongoing physical and operational improvements. To ensure the success of our programs, Crown’s Environmental and Sustainability Policy includes the requirements for regular audits and assessments and establishes a number of KPI’s upon which to evaluate performance.

Crown also applies a number of industry benchmarks, including BOMA Building Environmental Standards (BOMA BEST®), United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EB:O&M) and as of 2018, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

Crown’s Partners are committed to encouraging every member of the Crown team to act responsibly in every decision they make. Call it giving green to get green. Crown Property Management Managing Partner Les Miller tells us his firm bases a portion of each employee’s annual bonus on efforts to make Crown a more sustainable operation.

Race2Reduce CREST Awards

Crown had recently been recognized as a two-time winner at the BOMA facilitated Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Trailblazers awards ceremony. Crown had received top honours within the Energy Management Leadership Category.

BOMA BEST Certification

BOMA BEST is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings. Crown continually strives to achieve the highest possible BOMA BEST certification at each building.

LEED Certification

Crown is proud to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability. By achieving LEED certification at our buildings, we recognize exceptional performance in each of the eight key performance categories.

Energy Star Certification for Commercial Buildings

ENERGY STAR certification is a voluntary program that is a universally acclaimed label of superior energy performance and efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings. Crown is delighted to have received certification in the “Who will be First” challenge.