Polo Park Shopping Centre

Polo Park Shopping Centre

June 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Polo Park Receives BOMA Manitoba 2009 Earth Award

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) -

Attention: Business, Real Estate, and Environment

Polo Park was awarded the Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba 2009 Earth Award in the shopping centre category at a special awards luncheon held in Winnipeg. This prestigious award was presented in recognition of Polo Park having achieved the highest assessment scores in achieving its BOMA BESt certification.

"We believe it is important to promote environmental leadership in our industry, and we are proud to recognize the accomplishments of our members," said BOMA Manitoba President, Glenn Cayer. "The team at Cadillac Fairview has demonstrated outstanding commitment to environmental best practices, and are a deserving recipient of this 2009 Earth Award."

In October 2008, Polo Park was the first shopping centre in the province to have achieved BOMA BESt accreditation. The property demonstrated strong programs and results in the area of energy and water management; emissions and effluents, waste reduction; indoor environment; and environmental management systems. The building then underwent a third-party assessment to ensure all of the requirements had been met.

"Polo Park has been focused on sustainable operations for many years now," said Deborah Green, General Manager of Polo Park. "Having our team's efforts validated through our BOMA BESt certification this past fall was extremely rewarding. We are very pleased to be recognized with the 2009 Earth Award."

As of November 2008, all of Cadillac Fairview's 51 major shopping centres and office properties across the country had successfully achieved BOMA BESt accreditation. This achievement forms an integral part of the company's new GREEN AT WORK strategy designed to support overall sustainability goals.

About GREEN AT WORK™

Polo Park and its owner Cadillac Fairview are recognized industry leaders in the execution of sustainable business practices. These green initiatives are being achieved through a detailed, measurable and long-term program called GREEN AT WORK™. This proprietary program is national in scope; implemented at all properties and sets operational benchmarks to reduce energy consumption and waste, improve environmental protection, encourages sustainable procurement and ongoing communication with key stakeholders.

For more information please visit www.greenatwork.ca

About Cadillac Fairview

Polo Park is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management.

Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $16 billion and nearly 50 million square feet of leasable space, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For details, please visit www.cadillacfairview.com

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