Water Management and Conservation
East Port Properties Limited, as Property Manager, is committed to reducing water usage in our buildings. In order to reduce operating costs, conserve natural resources, and reduce our impact on the surrounding environment. East Port Properties will continually monitor and seek to identify opportunities to improve, and will implement and maintain a water reduction program that will set out strategies aimed at reducing consumption.
East Port Properties regularly inspects facilities to identify any issues and ensure that all opportunities for greater efficiencies have been found. Any usage of water on-site including all plumbing, drainage, equipment is included in this review. Operation staff work with tenants to develop a strategy of maximizing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. Educational material is available to inform tenants of specific actions that they can perform to aid in this effort. We thank all those that help with our efforts to become a better and greener industry.
- Water use is recorded and reviewed on a regular basis, taking into account factors such as season and occupancy.
- Operations staff regularly inspect the site for any washroom or sprinkler leaks, wasteful uses of water, and areas where opportunities for water saving are possible. They ensure that all equipment such as sensors on faucets are working correctly; they also check meters and pressure gauges to ensure that they are working correctly.
- Water audits are opportunities to establish a baseline using historical consumption data and a description of all water using devices on-site, and can be used to further identify areas for improvement and to document future reductions.
- There are no irrigation systems on our building sites – landscaping is developed using native plants and an appropriate mixture of grasses and clover to remove the need for irrigation.
- Any tenant renovations should be approved for water conservation features.
- Alternative water conservation ideas will be considered for their feasibility, cost, and effectiveness.