Triovest Realty Advisors is at the forefront of innovation for implementing sustainability initiatives in commercial real estate. Triovest Realty Advisors has partnered with Refined Data to develop a scoring tool that models a building’s LEED EB:OM and BOMA BESt candidacy potential. This breakthrough in proactively addressing sustainability issues has the ability to save dollars across a portfolio. In September 2014 Philippe Bernier, Triovest’s Sustainability Director tested the software tool and established one of their buildings LEED certification level as being Gold. A LEED certification consultant later confirmed all the building’s status as Gold, validating the model created by Triovest in the Refined Data’s questionnaire tool.
Triovest is utilizing the software to set targets relative to baseline energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste data across a portfolio worth more than eight billion dollars.
A National Resource Canada Council study comprising 100 LEED-certified buildings showed on average that these buildings consume 18-39% less energy than similar conventional buildings. Given that energy costs comprise the majority of a buildings operating costs, these kinds of savings not only impact the environment but also creates a compelling business case.
Is it the tool or the people that are going to make the difference?
Although an infrastructure is being put in place to manage sustainability, Philippe Bernier also believes that community engagement and proactively integrating Refined Data’s tool into Triovest’s culture will have a profound impact on reducing waste and energy. Alerts and notifications on sustainability and environmental performance remind property managers on