Morguard was recently honored with three Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP) Awards from Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) for our tireless dedication to sustainability. We believe our commitment to green initiatives betters not only our company, but the communities that surround us.
We are excited to say that this is the second year in a row we have been honored with LEAP Awards, having previously won three other LEAP Awards from HOOPP in 2016. These awards are proof that our sustainability initiatives have shown a recognizable impact in our communities, and will only keep getting better with time. We strive to continue to win these awards and demonstrate just how powerful and amazing Sustainable Morguard is to the world.
Our entire company is dedicated to creating eco-conscious and green properties in communities all over North America. Because of this, we have made sustainability a strategic priority by creating the Sustainable Morguard program. We hope to have continual improvement year-over-year, and have had great results thus far. To date, we have seen:
2.8% reduction in energy use, enough to power 1,450 homes for a year
3.3% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to eliminating emissions from 750 vehicles
1.1% reduction in water use, equivalent to 8.5 Olympic swimming pools
12 LEED certified green buildings in operation
7 properties with solar power installations in operation
4 consecutive years of recognition as one of Canada's Safest Employers
Here at Morguard, we have many different properties all throughout North America. Because of this, we thought it was important to set up a program to benefit not only our properties, but the communities that we live in. We have worked hard to institute environmental sustainability practices in many different areas, such as energy and water efficiency. We even have strategies mapped out to divert organic waste. Our properties are built to be healthy, efficient and conservation-modeled, and are constructed to high environmental standards.
We love working with people who are as dedicated to sustainable practices as we are. If you or someone you know is interested in a career with an eco-conscious company, please consider Morguard for your new role. We are always looking for talented people who love their work and their environment.