“Sustainability is built into the structure of our organization. As an industry leader in commercial real estate, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to responsibly build and transform communities,” said Arv Gupta, senior vice president of national operations. Cadillac Fairview.
December 08, 2020
If you’ve ever worked in a building where your office is so cold that you type in gloves while your neighbor’s room is so hot that they sweat, you know that air conditioning in large buildings is sometimes unreliable.
In the latest episode of Tomorrow’s World Today, field reporter Tamara Krinsky makes her way to the Cadillac Fairview headquarters in Toronto to learn how they use natural resources to help with air conditioning.
“At Cadillac Fairview, sustainability is built into the structure of our organization. As the industry leader in commercial real estate, we pride ourselves on having a unique ability to build and transform communities responsibly, ”said Arv Gupta, senior vice president of National Operations, Cadillac Fairview. “We are very excited to be featured in Tomorrow’s World Today to highlight some of the leading programs and partnerships we have implemented to promote a sustainable future.”
Krinsky learns about Enwave Energy’s Deep Lake Water Cooling System, which transports the cold water from the bottom of Lake Ontario through a filtration system and then to a heat transfer station to generate the energy to cool buildings in downtown Toronto. She also talks about Cadillac Fairview’s retrofit initiative for Geoexchange, which collects heat and stores it underground for use in winter. What is special about their initiatives is that they are retrofitting existing buildings. The rental space was unaffected from start to finish of these projects, and in turn, the projects significantly reduced the building’s operational carbon footprint and reduced operating costs. In addition to learning about sustainable air conditioning technology, she also discovered an innovative on-site waste disposal technology that dramatically reduces the environmental footprint of some of the busiest offices and retail spaces in Canada.
To learn more about how Cadillac Fairview uses Deep Lake Water Cooling to cool and geothermal to heat large buildings, check out a brand new episode of Tomorrow’s World Today on Saturday, December 12th at 8:30 p.m. ET / PT on Science listen to channel and on Discovery Sunday, December 20 at 6:30 am.
About the world of tomorrow today
Season three of this family-friendly, state-of-the-art television show travels the world in search of innovative pioneers who find new ways to use our natural and technological resources for a more sustainable lifestyle. Tomorrow’s World Today has a home base in Pittsburgh, PA, one of the country’s most advanced technology landscapes, home to Duolingo, the world’s most downloaded educational app, and UBER’s flagship autonomous transportation. http://www.twtshow.com
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators, and developers of prime office, retail, and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a diversified global investor that manages the pensions of more than 327,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial properties in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
The Canadian portfolio, valued at over $ 30 billion, includes more than 35 million square feet of rental space in 69 properties in Canada, including landmark developments such as the Toronto Dominion Center, CF Toronto Eaton Center, CF Pacific Center, CF Chinook Center and Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval. http://www.cadillacfairview.com
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