We're committed to building a better REIT. And to us, that means giving back to the communities where we live, work, shop, and play across Canada. We live this commitment every day, from our support for the causes we've chosen to champion, to the way we build and manage our portfolio.
We're proud of the Crombie team's dedication that has led to BOMA Best awards for several of our buildings. We commit to sustainability with the purpose of building a better future for our earth, but it is nice to be rewarded for that commitment.
All of our Scotia Square properties hold BOMA Best Gold Certifications.
Since we began greening our Scotia Square property in 2008, we have substantially reduced energy consumption and water use. More than 500,000 pounds of cardboard and paper are recycled every year, and the Halifax Cycling coalition has twice named us Halifax's Most Cycling-Friendly Landlord. Crombie was recently recognized with a Carbon Crusader award for use of the Ecopilot technology at Scotia Square.
Crombie cares about the communities in which we live and operate. And it’s important to all of us that we do our part to help build better communities. So we support important social causes, commit to a cleaner environment, and build and manage our portfolio for today and tomorrow.