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Morguard Investments Limited - Green Link

We live on a small planet with limited resources, in a nation that is the most energy intensive per capita in the world.  Fifty percent of the worlds' material and energy resources go into buildings in which we spend ninety percent of our time.  We have a responsibility as individuals to conserve the resources we have at our disposal; as a corporation we have a duty, beyond the fiduciary, to reduce our impact on the environment and maintain the quality of life of those who work and live in and around the buildings we manage.  We cannot tell people what they should do; however, we can lead by example.  It is the responsibility of all Morguard employees to support the principles set out in the GREEN LINK policy.

 

Coquitlam Centre - Going Green

Since 2008, Coquitlam Centre has launched The Green Room recycling program, introduced Dyson Air Blade hand dryers in all public restrooms, installed Electrical Car Charging Stations and implemented Food Court retailer composting facilities.  As a result of these, and other green initiatives, Coquitlam Centre continues to support (ie: lighting retrofits, installation of variable frequency drives/adaptors on mechanical equipment, water harvesting, and digital control systems), the following results were achieved in 2011:

  • 297.0 Metric Tonnes of Materials Recovered
  • 1,263.8 Cubic Yards of Landfilled Reduction
  • 2,369,120 kWh of Energy Saved
  • 1,271 Te CO2e of Carbon Monoxide Emission Reduction
  • 8,124,110 Litres of Water Saved
  • 1,393.6 Barrels of Oil (Petroleum) Saved
  • 4,726 Mature Trees Saved
  • Diversion Rate of 31%

Coquitlam Centre retailers offer many earth-friendly products and services that can help you give back to the environment while shopping for the things you love.

 

Organic Recycling

Since the introduction of the organic recycling program in the Food Court, Coquitlam Centre’s waste diversion rate has increased from 36% in December 2014, to 71% in December 2015. In total, we have diverted over 428,000 kilograms of organic material … the equivalent weight of approximately 191 Ford pick-up trucks or 363 Honda Civics!

For the second year in a row, CQC was awarded HOOPP’s LEAP Award for Innovation – Sustainability Innovator: Stakeholder Engagement for its organics recycling program. By the end of 2015, we were able to increase our diversion rate to 71% (from 36%) and organics waste diversion increased from 64,765 kgs in 2014 to 400,917 kgs in 2015, a 619% increase.

 

Heat Recovery Project
 
We are thrilled to announce that as of January 2016, our latest Green Initiative is up and running! A heat recovery unit has been installed and is capturing energy that was previously “escaping”. The energy is pre-heating the water that is used in the heating loop to heat the common area, thereby reducing our natural gas consumption. The boilers, which previously were the only source of heat for the building, are now rarely required to run. Unfortunately, it is too early to provide stats on cost/kjs decreases … but we hope to have that information later in the year.
 

Electric Car Charging Stations

Coqutilam Centre has 2 Electrical Charging Station Stalls located at the South-East entrance that are availalbe for use.

  • 4 hour time limit
  • Cost $1.00 per hour
  • Accepted payment by Cell Phone (App required) or prepaid WattStation Connect Payment Card (Available at www.gewattstation.com)
  • Takes approximately 4 hours to charge a standard vehicle

HYBRID PARKING STALLS

Hybrid Parking Stalls are located at the South Entrance (Next to the Car Charging Stations) and the Food Court Entrance.

Earth Friendly Products

Hair, Health + Beauty

  • Alive Health Centre (all natural products)
  • Eccotique Day Spa (Aveda products)
  • Escents Aromatherapy (organic packaging)
  • GNC
  • SEARS(Earthwise products/Energy Star appliances)

Specialty Stores:

  • Carlton Cards
  • EB Games
  • GNC

Home Furnishings/Decor

  • Hudson's Bay (Energy Star appliances)
  • House of Knvies (recycled aluminum)

Organic Clothing:

  • Bluenotes
  • Boathouse
  • Cleo
  • H&M
  • SportChek
  • Hudson's Bay
  • Organic Accessories:
  • Bentley Leather (bags)
  • Carlton Cards
  • H&M
  • Naturalizer

Earth Friendly Services

Biodegradable or Reusable Plastic Bags:

  • American Eagle
  • Ben Moss Jewellers
  • Benix Co
  • Boathouse
  • Bootlegger 
  • Dynamite
  • EB Games
  • Garage Clothing
  • La Senza
  • London Drugs
  • lululemon athletica
  • Nutrition House
  • Ronsons
  • RW & Co.
  • SEARS
  • Sterling Shoes
  • Suzy Shier
  • The Bay

Donate Old Eye Glasses:

  • Coquitlam Centre Eye Care
  • Image Optometry
  • In-Look Optical
  • Lenscrafters
  • Pearle Vision
  • Tri-City Optometry

Recycle Cell Phones/Batteries:

  • Bell Mobility
  • Fido
  • Koodo
  • London Drugs
  • Rogers
  • Telus

Donate Unsellable goods to Charity:

  • Claire's
  • Golf Town
  • H & M
  • The Bay
  • The Gap
  • Coquitlam Centre Guest Services

Return Plastic Containers:

  • Alive Health Centre ($1 off purhcase with a return of a container)
  • Lush
  • Nutrition House ($1 for bottle returns)
  • The Body Shop
  • Zennkai Salons
  • London Drugs

Recycle Watch Batteries:

  • Ann Louise Jewellers
  • Peoples Jewellers

London Drugs also offers Recycling for the following items:

  • Ink Jet, Laser Jet & Laser Cartridges
  • Electrical & Electronic Goods (TVs, VCRs, Computers, Monitors & Printers)
  • Small Appliances
  • Styrofoam Packaging & Cardboard Packaging
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) & Fluorescent Light Tubes up to 4'

(These items must have been purchased at London Drugs & Packaging needs to be from their products)
For more information on Recycling at London Drugs please click on the following link http://www.londondrugs.com.