A focus on excellence in environmental responsibility and resource efficiency.

Sustainable Design and Operations

True North Square has LEED® Gold certification, reflecting a commitment to sustainability throughout the design and construction process. The project will excel in reducing energy consumption while providing better air quality, natural light, and energy efficiency, setting a new benchmark in Winnipeg office building performance. A focus on resource efficiency as well as user health and wellness is a priority for the project, lowering operating costs, improving tenant comfort, health and safety.

Sustainability initiatives in place at True North Square include:

  • Proactive recycling and waste management system
  • Chemical-free "green" and day-time cleaning program
  • Highly efficient heating and cooling system
  • Water saving plumbing features
  • Triple-pane windows with sun shades designed to maximize efficiency
  • Bike-to-work facilities and low-emission vehicle incentives
  • Smart landscaping using native, low-irrigation plants and natural fertilizers

Environmental Policy

BGO believes in investing soundly + sustainably. Through sustained effort and commitment, we deliver enhanced environmental, social and governance results that encourage a sustainable way of doing business – and of living. We drive operational excellence through energy, water and waste management, advanced technologies, and tenant engagement strategies. A shared goal of sustainability strengthens the cities and neighbourhoods where we operate. Therefore, we strive to create positive impact through initiatives that benefit investors, tenants, and community interests.

BGO’s sustainability efforts and achievements are outlined in the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report.

BGO’s commitment to environmental stewardship is outlined in the Environmental Policy and the Corporate Responsibility Policy.