Supporting Green Initiatives
BOYNECLARKE LLP has named three Green Initiative goals for this year:
- Removal of single-use plastics: As part of this initiative, we are reducing the use of single-use plastic within the firm. This includes no longer purchasing bottled water, which will be replaced by pitchers and glasses. We ask that all staff in our efforts and use reusable water bottles, metal straws and cutlery.
- Reducing the use of paper: We encourage staff to think twice before they print to aid in managing our paper consumption.
- Supporting the reduction of emissions: We are also excited to share that we will be launching the Halifax Transit ePass program. This will provide BOYNECLARKE employees with firm-supported, discounted use of public transit!
Additionally, BOYNECLARKE LLP has a ‘Green Idea’ Employee Recognition Award, where each month staff can be nominated to receive an award for implementing one of the 4 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink) in the office.
We are located at 99 Wyse Road in Dartmouth, in the Metropolitan Place building. Metropolitan Place has received a Level 3 BOMA BEST award for the environmental performance and management of the building.
BOMA BEST (Building Environmental Standards) is the Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification. It is a unique, voluntary, national program designed to assess environmental performance and management of existing buildings, offered by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) as a service to all commercial building owners and managers across Canada.
Metropolitan Place was also awarded the ENERGY STAR – 2018 award for Excellence in Green Building for existing structures.
We are proud to call Metropolitan Place our home!
To keep our electricity usage low, our office has installed sensor lighting in all offices and meeting rooms so that the lights only come on when the rooms are occupied. Additionally, Metropolitan Place is programmed building-wide to have all of the lights go off every 2 hours nightly and on the weekends to conserve power use.
We have various recycling programs running in our office. All staff rooms and kitchens are equipped with organic, recyclable and refundable bins. Every desk has a paper recycling bin, and our Document Centre has a used alkaline battery recycle box.