RioCan continuously makes efficiency improvements in its property portfolio and works with its tenants to facilitate their energy conservation needs, which contribute to lowered emissions and reduced energy use. In addition, development projects are viewed through the lens of sustainable building with these factors being incorporated wherever possible. RioCan has worked with tenants as they customize their space to include
geothermal heating and cooling, waste water collection and lower carbon footprint initiatives. RioCan has also taken specific initiatives at its properties to reduce waste, such as the installation of recycling receptacles to reduce the amount of waste generated at RioCan properties across Canada. At its head office location, the RioCan Yonge & Eglinton Centre, RioCan has taken a number of initiatives since acquiring the property
to improve the efficiency and environmental footprint of the building. The property was BOMA BESt certified in 2009, and RioCan continues to upgrade the property’s efficiency. At its own offices, RioCan has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce paper usage. RioCan has expanded its water and waste management strategies into the enclosed mall properties that it acquired in 2013, namely Oakville Place and Burlington Mall.