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North York GENERAL IS FIRST ONTARIO HOSPITAL BUILDING AWARDED ENVIRONMENTAL BOMA BEST® Silver LEVEL CERTIFICATION

26 May 2016 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments

North York GENERAL IS FIRST ONTARIO HOSPITAL BUILDING AWARDED ENVIRONMENTAL BOMA BEST® Silver LEVEL CERTIFICATION

North York General Hospital’s (NYGH) General site was recently awarded a Silver level BOMA BEST® certification for its continued efforts in improving the property’s overall energy efficiency and waste diversion programs. It is the first hospital in Ontario to achieve this certification, demonstrating its commitment to decreasing its impact on the environment and the community it serves. BOMA BEST® is a leading environmental certification program for commercial buildings that provides a blueprint for making properties more environmentally responsive and energy efficient while reducing operating costs. A site verification took place on January 7, 2016, using the data and information provided to BOMA Toronto, confirming that the hospital qualified for certification.

It took a fantastic team effort by the North York General staff, along with our energy and waste management partners, to pull the information together and lead the site verifier through our building.

BOMA Toronto

BOMA Toronto (Building Owners and Managers Association) is a not-for-profit industry association that represents over 80% of all commercial and industrial real estate companies in the GTA and beyond, with a membership base of leading building owners, property and facility managers, developers, corporate facility managers, leasing professionals, and industry suppliers. Established in 1917, it develops, promotes and advances best management practices in the real estate industry through advocacy, education and networking.

BOMA BEST®

BOMA BEST® is Canada’s largest green building certification and environmental management program for existing buildings offered by BOMA Canada. Its mission is to create a sustainable environment by focusing on enhancing building performance through continuous improvement. This unique, voluntary and cost-effective program provides building owners and managers with a roadmap for operational improvement, enabling users to achieve significant cost savings through greater energy, water and waste efficiencies while also improving the quality of life of building occupants.

For more information about NYGH’s green initiatives please contact Scott Lewis Scott.lewis@nygh.on.ca