Concert is proud of our sustainability accomplishments to date, but climate change is real and getting worse, with buildings a prime contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and urban alienation and loneliness increasing in cities. These serious issues require a new way of thinking, and so we have undertaken a comprehensive company-wide effort to reimagine our approach to sustainability. In some cases, this means putting into context things that have been done since Concert’s beginning and following through on the founding principles that served us for the last 30 years, and in other areas where we are forging a bold new path. The end result - a new Sustainability Framework.
- Economic Sustainability: Make good investments, champion good design and planning, create engaging programming and rigorously track performance.
- Social Sustainability: Provide affordable, accessible units, design and program for more social animation, and support inclusionary training on truth and reconciliation with First Nations people.
- Environmental Sustainability: Achieve an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 (aligned with Paris Climate accord); waste reduction in both construction and operations; water conservation and stormwater management; building materials; active transportation.