To promote Earth Week, Commercial Properties picked up 6 truck loads of old electronics from tenants for recycling. The estimated weight of the 6 truck loads was 4800 lbs! Recycling these products keeps the plastics that make up these products out of the landfills as well as the electronics circuit boards which contain rare-earth metals and are treated with often-toxic chemicals. When electronics are recycled responsibly in Canada, instead of shipped overseas, the environmental impact is further reduced. This service is available thanks to the Electronics Recycling Program which was recently introduced province-wide. Electronics recycling has become available to [...]
A centerpiece of the Saint John skyline is turning 50 years old. Commercial Properties’ Brunswick House, on the corner of King Street and Chipman Hill in the heart of the Uptown, was fully occupied in 1967 and today remains home to many top financial, legal and consulting firms. It is Saint John’s original Class A high rise office building. Brunswick House was constructed by John (Jack) Irving and continues to be managed by Commercial Properties Limited, led by his son John Irving. Commercial Properties has invested millions in maintaining the building’s status as one of the top office locations in [...]
Last week Commercial Properties picked up 185 lbs of batteries from tenants for recycling. Since implemented about a year ago, 296 lbs of batteries have been diverted from the landfill! Since Commercial Properties Limited implemented the Call2Recycle battery recycling program, we have been happily overwhelmed by tenants’ enthusiasm for it. Tenants can recycle alkaline, rechargeable, and small sealed lead-acid batteries among others. For more information on the CPL battery recycling program email [email protected] or call 1-877-536-6600.
Commercial Properties recently received an award for environmental initiatives in the areas of Community Involvement, Composting and Recycling. CPL provides composting services to their tenants as well as recycling of paper, plastics, metals and batteries. The annual awards breakfast hosted by Sustainable Saint John celebrates businesses who are working to reduce their environmental impact and promote a sustainable culture in the Saint John region. Recipients are awarded plaques with leaves representing environmental practices and activities as reported in the Sustainable Saint John Evaluation and Toolkit . Members of the organization share their experiences in improving the sustainability of their businesses.
Commercial Properties Limited has recently completed a major redevelopment of the property at 10 Wellington Row, going from parking lot to prime location in under 8 months. Working in partnership with NB Liquor, Murdock & Boyd Architects, and FCC Engineering, the project team was able to deliver a building that blended in beautiful with the historic streetscape while meeting the unique needs of the tenant. “Having a brick structure that fit in with the historic views, values, and history of the city was an important aspect of this project” adds Paul Moore, president of Commercial Properties Limited. Paul worked closely [...]
Boiler Replacement at Brunswick House Brunswick House, one of the centerpieces of Saint John’s uptown skyline and home to several major financial, legal and consulting firms, has a new heating plant. Commercial Properties has replaced the two fifty-year-old boilers in the basement with Lochinvar Crest high-efficiency condensing boilers that use natural gas to provide cost-effective heat to all corners of the property. We at Commercial Properties are committed to maintaining operational efficiency in our buildings, and the installation of these new boilers will go a long way toward ensuring that we meet these goals in Brunswick House. The new boilers [...]