The CaGBC’s Disclosure Challenge Adds Two More Real Estate Leaders

Colliers International & Minto Group take climate action by publicly disclosing energy, water and carbon data.

The Canada Green Building Council’s Disclosure Challenge has gained momentum with two new real estate giants joining the initiative. Colliers International and the Minto Group have both committed to publicly sharing their buildings’ energy, water and emissions, to encourage data transparency and benchmarking programs in across the Canadian real estate market.

These two leaders join the Challenge’s initial launch participants, QuadReal Property GroupTriovest Realty Advisors Inc. and Concert Properties Ltd. Combined, these five real estate companies represent hundreds of buildings and millions of square meters of space in buildings across the country. The Challenge participants have voluntarily disclosed their building performance data for the benefit of the whole industry with data uploaded into the publicly-available online visualization tool on CaGBC’s website.

The CaGBC launched the Disclosure Challenge early in 2019 to demonstrate how building performance information, when collected and shared publicly, can become a powerful dataset. By measuring performance and benchmarking, low-performing buildings can be more easily identified and retrofitted, resulting in significant emissions reductions, energy efficiencies and cost savings.

CaGBC applauds the leadership of these five forward-thinking organizations. Their efforts and the resulting learnings will be shared as part of a new report.