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Environmental

Environmental

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Progressing with our 5-year $25 million energy-efficiency program to reduce GHG emissions that we initiated in 2016.

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Engaged an independent party to review our GHG emissions data for 2018 and 2019, reporting on scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Alignment with SDG #7
– Affordable and Clean Energy

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Energy-Efficiencies

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$5 million invested

annually to energy efficiency projects.

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600M liters of water saved

through the installation of low flow water fixtures throughout the portfolio.

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1.1 Gigawatts saved

investment in solar projects in 2020 producing an estimated annual 1.1 gigawatts of power.

That’s enough energy to offset 5 million kilomters driven by an average passenger vehicle!

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Recycling

composting and waste management programs are available at the majority of our properties to reduce wastes.
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5+M Kilowatt hours saved

due to LED lighting installed in all buildings.
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Acquisitions and Renovations

During acquisitions we analyze and consider assets’ features and ability to be sustainable and the long-term value of our unitholders. In 2019, Killam purchased 22,260 square meters of carbon neutral flooring, resulting in the retirement of 230 tCO2 (equivalent to 901,575 km of car travel).

 

 

Apartment renovations and upgrades to improve unit performance and comfort by installing the following:

Energy Star Kitchen Appliances Energy-Efficient Lighting Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring (Water Resistant) Programmable Thermostats Low-VOC Paint Low-Flow Faucets, Shower Heads, and Toilets

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Developments

More than $280 million in new developments designed and built using strategies aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, the stewardship of resources and a sensitivity to their environmental impact.

Current developments include either geothermal heating and cooling systems or photo-voltaic heating systems and submetered water.

7 properties with on-site electrical car charging stations.

Frontier Building

Frontier

  • First of a four-phase, 840-unit development
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Optimal window glazing and insulation saving energy consumption
  • Water and hydro are separately metered to each unit, typically resulting in a reduction of water consumption by 25%
  • Expectation to save over 100 tons of carbon emissions annually
Saginaw Park Building

Saginaw Park

  • Water consumption shifted to residents resulted in 25% reduction in water consumption over a 12-month period

Creative Green Solutions

Several properties are being over-seeded with white clover, an alternative to traditional grass with many aesthetically and environmental benefits including less frequent mowing, less maintenance and provide pollen for beneficial insects.