Roy Thomson Hall was awarded by The Building and Owners Managers Association (BOMA) the highly coveted “Go Green” certification, covering the period September 2007 to September 2010.
Roy Thomson Hall was the first performing arts facility in Ontario to receive this distinction. There are 42 Go Green buildings in the GTA, and 83 Go Green Plus in the GTA for a total of 135.
Established by BOMA BC in 2003, and introduced as a National Program in 2005, this unique environmental initiative was created specifically for the commercial real estate industry to recognize and reward buildings across Canada that show environmental leadership and environmental best practices. It is BOMA Canada’s hope that the award will lead to healthier workplaces and sustainable building development and management practices by fostering environmental consciousness in the industry.
Criteria for the BOMA Go Green program include ten minimum requirements in the five key areas of environmental responsibility, touching on all aspects of building management and operation. They include:
- A comprehensive recycling program
- Environmental policies on water conservation, construction wastes, hazardous materials, recycling and materials selection.
- A Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning (HVAC) preventative maintenance program.
- The efficient and economical control of our HVAC assets through the building automation system.
- Ongoing energy and water saving initiatives such as auto faucets and lighting retrofits.
- A documented system to track and address Indoor Air Quality complaints.