Leading corporations are constantly adopting best in class business practices and are making environmental performance part of their core business strategy. At JJ McNeil Commercial we provide a suite of services to assist clients with their quest to go Green.
Sustainable Procurement Strategies
Leading corporations are constantly adopting best in class business practices and are making environmental performance part of their core business strategy. As part of their efforts, companies are implementing green supply chain initiatives, under which they require their suppliers to meet certain environmental performance standards.
The commercial buildings industry spends billions of dollars on equipment, furnishings, supplies, services and materials each year. As a supplier of work spaces, building owners and managers hoping to attract these leading corporations need to find ways to meet these environmental performance standards.
We Integrate sustainable considerations into product selection and services so that impacts on society and the environment are minimized throughout the product’s life cycle and help you make purchasing decisions that will take into account:
- Waste Prevention and Reduction
- Resource Reduction
- Pollution and Toxin Reduction
- Reduction of Energy
- Reduction of GHG Emissions
- Biodiversity Maintenance
- Wages and Working Conditions
- Employee Health Wellness and Safety
- Human Rights
- Growth of Sustainable Economy
- Fair trade
Sustainable Tenant/Employee Engagement Strategies
Sustainability in any building or work place requires collaboration and cooperation between the owners and the occupants; the parties need to work together to improve the environmental performance of the building and the premises.
The success of your sustainability strategies greatly depends on the behaviour of those occupying a building. Cooperation is crucial because the choices made by people have the greatest impact on the resources consumed, the way they use building technologies and how they follow environmental procedures. The right choices of people can do more to enhance a building’s reputation and performance than the millions of dollars spent on design and engineering.
As part of our tenant engagement strategy, JJ McNEIL utilizes a community development and capacity building approach that targets behaviour change in the larger context of personal empowerment, social action and cultural understanding to achieve these key objectives:
- Reductions in energy consumption
- Reductions in water consumption
- Reductions in waste generation and recycling
- Create a greater understanding of materials brought in that have an impact on air quality, mechanical loads and pollutants
- Increase the use of sustainable transportation
- Create Green teams
- Tenant/employee retention and goodwill
- Implementation and acceptance of a Green Lease