OAKVILLE, ONT. — Ontario’s Fengate Asset Management has announced it has earned the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Health-Safety Rating for its entire 1.7-million-square-foot office portfolio.
The properties are managed on behalf of its investors including the LIUNA Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada. The rating of new and existing building and space types focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment, stated a recent release.
Enhanced building protocols taken included improvements to air and water quality, to control mould and moisture, and to inhibit the spread of contaminants on high-touch surfaces.
Fengate is also pursuing BOMA BEST certification, a distinction that recognizes excellence in energy conservation and environmental management in the commercial office sector, for its entire office portfolio. To date, 2265 and 2275 Upper Middle Road East and 1315 North Service Road East in Oakville, and 1 and 3 Concorde Gate and 12 Concorde Place, collectively known as Concorde Corporate Centre, in Toronto, have been awarded BOMA BEST Gold certification.
The firm is working on attaining certification for the rest of its office portfolio, located at 1835 Yonge St. in Toronto; 1111 and 1122 International Boulevard in Burlington; and 2010, 2020 and 2060 Winston Park Drive in Oakville.
“I’m proud of our team, who worked tirelessly to earn the WELL Health-Safety Rating and BOMA BEST certification for our office portfolio. Their efforts move us forward in our work to be a leader in environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance,” stated Jaime McKenna, managing director of real estate with Fengate, in a statement.