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Black & McDonald takes to heart the concerns relating to our changing environment; the statistics are staggering. Commercial buildings alone account for 1/3 of Canada's energy consumption, half of extracted natural resources, 25% of landfill waste, 10% of airborne particulates and 35% of greenhouse gas emissions. Black & McDonald is committed to improving those numbers, for our employees, our customers, our communities and the global environment.
Black & McDonald is proud to be a member of the Canadian Green Building Council and recognizes the LEED and BOMA benchmarking tools as best practices for new and existing facilities. Since mechanical and electrical systems comprise the biggest factor of energy consumption in buildings, we focus strongly on energy, water, and air quality solutions for facilities, critical parts of the answer to today's energy and environmental issues.
The design requirements of green buildings being constructed today are not possible without integrated teams of architects, engineers and contractors including the facility maintenance contractor. Black & McDonald has long taken part in such integrated project delivery models, providing the key aspects of both the technical construction and facility management afterward. Decisions made during design and construction can reduce the owners’ costs throughout the building's sustainable life.
Black & McDonald’s Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) were established to assist owners and property managers with energy management and sustainability issues, impacting and adding value throughout the life cycles of their existing facilities. Using our intelligence driven approach to operational sustainability, we provide continuous insight and reporting into their facilities’ performance, so we can optimize consumption, comfort, and cost on an ongoing basis. For details about our ESS services, please see Our Services, Facility Management & Operations.
Black & McDonald is helping today's business owners to achieve environmental consciousness, improve operational effectiveness, and minimize facility obsolescence. We're lowering the total cost of ownership, increasing the net asset value of commercial structures, and improving the bottom lines of the businesses we serve.
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