A Partnership between
A Vision for the Pearson Eco-Business Zone


• An internationally recognized community
  known for its competitive, high p...
Partners in Project Green Study Area:
What is “Eco-Industrial”?
                     Water
                               Sewer
Industrial (and commercial) deve...
Eco-Industrial & Land-Use
Partners in Project Green
Why go “eco-industrial”?

                                        Maximize value from infrastructure investments
        ...
Scale of Eco-Industrial Activity
                                               Region

    © Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd...
Existing Eco-Industrial Parks
            • Burnside Eco-Industrial Park
              (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
            ...
Why GTAA?
• First NA airport
  ISO 14001
• First Canadian w/
  co-gen operation
• LEED Standard for
  all new buildings
Stormwater …
• $100 million +
  investment
• 11 ponds & 4
  underground areas
• 65 Olympic size
  swimming pools
• Glycol ...
Waste …
• 98% of T2 recycled
• 60,000 tonnes of
  concrete crushed and
  used on site
• Average 85% recycled
  constructio...
Pearson Eco-Business Zone Activity

                    • 12,000+ businesses
                    • 350,000+ employed in ar...
Eco-Business Leadership

                   • Business community features
                     many leaders in environment...
General Land Use

                           • Over 80% of land use is
                             industrial employment
...
Lot Development

                  • Mean building coverage
                    by sector
                     – Automotiv...
Land-Use Efficiency & Job Density
Transportation

                                                            • Area is well served by rail,
               ...
Green Space/Open Space




                         • Continuous stretches of
                           open space exist
...
Energy Consumption




                     • 46,000,000 GJ of natural gas
                       in 2007
                ...
Water Consumption



                    • 108,500,000 m3 of water
                      consumed in study area
          ...
Waste Water Opportunities




                   • Businesses with eco-treatable
                     waste water (mainly ...
Moving Forward … First Projects
Eco-Efficiency Program
                                    • Large number of businesses
                                  ...
Resource Re-utilization Initiative
                                                • Received most interest among
        ...
Coordinated Green Building Retrofit
                                      • Green building technologies and
              ...
Coordinated Green Building
                     Retrofit Process
                                  Energy Efficiency Strat...
Establish & Manage
Green Purchasing Blocks
   • Groups of businesses combine common
     service or product needs
   • Pur...
Transportation Solutions
         • “Employees commuting to and
           from our facilities is a major
           chall...
District Energy
      • Pearson Eco-Business Zone
        currently features 4 co-
        generation plants (with 1
     ...
Business Park Benchmarking
               • 24 business parks in eco-
                 business zone
               • Need...
Green Business Retention & Attraction
           • A strategy to retain and attract green
             businesses in the P...
Green Site Initiatives
           • Over 8,000 hectares of
             impervious surfaces
           • Current natural s...
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Gbf08 Rickett- Partners in Project Green

  1. 1. A Partnership between
  2. 2. A Vision for the Pearson Eco-Business Zone • An internationally recognized community known for its competitive, high performance and eco-friendly business climate • A model for leveraging regional transportation, economic, ecological assets, all harnessed by a talented pool of social capital
  3. 3. Partners in Project Green Study Area:
  4. 4. What is “Eco-Industrial”? Water Sewer Industrial (and commercial) development Roads featuring high performance, innovative, Energy efficient: Parks & Trails Stormwater  Land use LEEDTM certified  Infrastructure manufacturing facility  Buildings e.g. LEEDTM Waste–to-feedstock synergies  Operations Joint green procurement Technology partnerships Micro / district utilities
  5. 5. Eco-Industrial & Land-Use
  6. 6. Partners in Project Green
  7. 7. Why go “eco-industrial”?  Maximize value from infrastructure investments  Meet growing market and public demand  Position your community to retain / attract progressive companies & employees  Bring innovative technologies to site servicing… and © Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd, 2006 support demand management  Ensure business activity returns social, ecological, and economic value to community
  8. 8. Scale of Eco-Industrial Activity Region © Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd, 2006 Greater Sudbury Community © Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd, 2006 Maplewood Community (Eco-)Industrial Area/Park Burnside Industrial Park Multi-Tenant Building Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center
  9. 9. Existing Eco-Industrial Parks • Burnside Eco-Industrial Park (Halifax, Nova Scotia) • Innovista (Hinton, Alberta) • Taiganova Eco-Industrial Park (Fort McMurray, Alberta) • Ross Eco-Industrial Park (Regina, Saskatchewan) • Tilbury Eco-Industrial Park (GVRD, British Columbia) • Sudbury Eco-Industrial • Port Perry …
  10. 10. Why GTAA? • First NA airport ISO 14001 • First Canadian w/ co-gen operation • LEED Standard for all new buildings
  11. 11. Stormwater … • $100 million + investment • 11 ponds & 4 underground areas • 65 Olympic size swimming pools • Glycol pad & recycling
  12. 12. Waste … • 98% of T2 recycled • 60,000 tonnes of concrete crushed and used on site • Average 85% recycled construction materials
  13. 13. Pearson Eco-Business Zone Activity • 12,000+ businesses • 350,000+ employed in area • Key sectors: – Logistics/Warehousing – Automotive Supply Chain – Food Processing – Plastics – Airport Related • 80% SME • 75% in multi-tenant buildings
  14. 14. Eco-Business Leadership • Business community features many leaders in environmental economics: • Unilever • Algonquin Power • Lange Transportation • Molson • Coca-Cola Bottling • Woodbine Entertainment • Canadian Tire and many more …
  15. 15. General Land Use • Over 80% of land use is industrial employment • Buildings cover relatively little developed land – Brampton 15% buildings – Mississauga 4% buildings – Toronto 14% buildings • Roads consume up to 30% of business park area • Area is largely developed Industrial Uses Business Corridor/Employment Uses
  16. 16. Lot Development • Mean building coverage by sector – Automotive Supply Chain 36% – Food Processing 43% – Transportation and Logistics 36% – Plastics 43% • Three existing LEED buildings
  17. 17. Land-Use Efficiency & Job Density
  18. 18. Transportation • Area is well served by rail, road and air • The Pearson International Airport is the heart of the transportation region • In Brampton, 2,371 businesses are within a 5 minute walk of a transit stop* • Transportation and related sector is prevalent Transportation-related Businesses *Bus information not available for Toronto or Mississauga
  19. 19. Green Space/Open Space • Continuous stretches of open space exist • Most employees (178,000) are within 400m of open / green space • 1,000 hectares of natural space (1,250 hectare potential)
  20. 20. Energy Consumption • 46,000,000 GJ of natural gas in 2007 • Estimated 5,800,000 MWh of electricity-use • Two largest consumers: – Manufacturing – Logistics/warehousing
  21. 21. Water Consumption • 108,500,000 m3 of water consumed in study area • Largest consumption: – Logistics/Warehousing (35.9 million m3) – Food Processing (6.5 million m3) – Automotive (1.8 million m3) • Keen interest in focus groups for water programming
  22. 22. Waste Water Opportunities • Businesses with eco-treatable waste water (mainly BOD) • Opportunities for waste water cascade systems
  23. 23. Moving Forward … First Projects
  24. 24. Eco-Efficiency Program • Large number of businesses requested a one-window approach to eco-efficiency • Need to bring together numerous programs and make simple for SMEs • First Project: – Establish a One-Window Food Processors’ Estimated Energy Eco-Efficiency Program for Consumption October 2008
  25. 25. Resource Re-utilization Initiative • Received most interest among private and public stakeholders • Large potential for food waste to energy initiatives • First Projects: – Food Waste Reutilization – General Waste Exchange Potential food waste generators in study area
  26. 26. Coordinated Green Building Retrofit • Green building technologies and strategies to reduce costs and resource use • 75% of study area leased facilities • First Projects: – Multi-Property Owner Building Assessment – Low Risk / No Cost Energy Performance Contracting Cluster of buildings managed by one – GTAA Tenant Program company (Bentall)
  27. 27. Coordinated Green Building Retrofit Process Energy Efficiency Strategies Identified in Audit Window Upgrades • Process to retrofit large Radiant Heating Solar Hot Water amount of building space Insulation Lighting at reduced or no cost PROPERTY Building 1 Building 2 X X X X X • Develops potential for OWNER A Building 3 X X X Building 4 X X Green Purchasing Block for Building 1 X X PROPERTY OWNER B Building 2 X X procurement of green Building 3 X PROPERTY Building 1 Building 2 X X X X X building technologies OWNER C PROPERTY Building 3 Building 1 X X X X X • Partnership with Clinton OWNER D Building 2 X Foundation Potential savings for group procurement Figure >>>>>>>: Illustrative Example of Potential Savings for Group Procurement of Green Building Technologies
  28. 28. Establish & Manage Green Purchasing Blocks • Groups of businesses combine common service or product needs • Purchasing block gains: – Group / volume prices – Easier implementation process. – Greater environmental benefits. • First Projects: – Enviro-roof technologies e.g. reflective paint; solar PV panels – Green office supplies
  29. 29. Transportation Solutions • “Employees commuting to and from our facilities is a major challenge for our industry which makes employee turnover a big problem.” • First Projects: – Smart Commute Participation & Promotion – Food Processor Commuting Initiative
  30. 30. District Energy • Pearson Eco-Business Zone currently features 4 co- generation plants (with 1 nearby and 2 in planning stages) • All offer opportunity for off-site energy and space heating/cooling • First Project: – Airport Vicinity DES
  31. 31. Business Park Benchmarking • 24 business parks in eco- business zone • Need to be able to compare/contrast re: sustainability performance • First Project: – Benchmark 3 business parks within Pearson Eco-Business Zone
  32. 32. Green Business Retention & Attraction • A strategy to retain and attract green businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone. • First Projects: – Develop a Green Job Retention & Attraction Strategy for Pearson Eco- Business Zone – Develop a Green Job Corp for training youth in green economy jobs
  33. 33. Green Site Initiatives • Over 8,000 hectares of impervious surfaces • Current natural system provides good foundation to build upon as business amenity • First Projects: – Employment Land Planting Program – Green Parking Lot Program

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