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2020 Sustainability Report

Measuring what matters.

Sustainability metrics look perplexing, but the approach is common sense; measure what matters to improve ecological integrity, human well-being, and economic prosperity for present and future generations.

This is Epic's approach
to doing just that.

Powered with purpose and grounded by good governance, we take a ‘Cents and Sensibility’ approach to managing our triple bottom line.

Social Well-being Environmental Stewardship Economic Prosperity

Defined by environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic value creation, our sustainability programs add measurable long-term value to the properties we manage.

EHS Compliance

Instances of Non-Compliance

0

Energy Efficiency

Energy Use Intensity

21.7 ekWh/sq.ft.

Water Efficiency

Water Use Intensity

37.9 L/sq.ft.

Waste

Waste Capture Rate

76%

Green Certification

Portfolio Certified

100%

Supporting &
protecting each other

Making
money matter

5 Goals
in progress

Our local actions have larger global impact. Aligning our goals with the UN SDGs enables us to contribute to the world’s action plan to address global environmental, social &economic challenges.

Mobilizing real change requires true collaboration; active listening & productive dialogue are fundamental to meeting our stakeholders’ needs and achieving our collective sustainability goals.

  • 7 Social
    Issues
  • 9 Environmental
    Issues
  • 8 Economic
    Issues

Explore how our internal & external stakeholders prioritize an array of key industry issues.

Our Epic Stream Sustainability Data Management System helps us seamlessly track data, quickly identify & solve issues, and train teams to optimize property performance.

Accountability and oversight are essential to ensuring sustainability practices are properly managed across our company and all of our properties.

21.7 ekWh/sq.ft. Energy Use Intensity

We operate our properties at optimal efficiency so our clients can benefit from lower operating costs & reduced carbon emissions.

37.9 L/sq.ft. Water Use Intensity

We practise responsible water management to reduce our environmental footprint and mitigate water’s rising costs.

76% Waste Capture Rate

We help our tenants reduce waste by ensuring we have the right systems, signage, training and education in place.

0 Instances of non-compliance EHS Compliance

4.6 kg CO₂ e/sq.ft. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Intensity

We believe buildings can be a major contributor in reducing GHG emissions as we face the impacts of climate change.

100% Portfolio Certified by 3rd Party
Status: Increased Certification

We certify our buildings to provide value; certified buildings have lower operating costs, improved tenant satisfaction & superior indoor air quality.

Diversity is oxygen to business innovation and resilience; Epic’s strength is a workforce who brings their varied backgrounds, unique perspectives, entrepreneurial spirit, and customer-focus to champion meaningful change and positive impact in all of the work we do.

Total Employees
by Gender

Male
62%
Female
38%

Total Employees
by Age

<30
11%
30-50
44%
>50
44%

Total Employees
by Management Type/Tier

Professional
53%
Management
32%
Senior Management
15%

Edmonton, Alberta Wellness at HSBC Place

Setting a new standard
for workplace health & well‑being

Staying connected with our tenants while staying apart.

Building spaces that encourage active lifestyles while focusing on the comfort and the health and well-being of our tenants.

5 Challenges

Critical thinking is in our DNA. Never satisfied with the status quo, we question the current way of doing things and seek to continuously improve them.