Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Shape Property Management Corp.

Shape Property Management Corp.

2020 – 505 Burrard Street
Vancouver ,BC
V7X 1M6

We are committed to and taking steps towards reducing our environmental footprint

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Install motion sensors or timers on light switches
  • Install ENERGY STAR® rated lighting and equipment
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • Optimize heating and cooling systems (21 Celsius when occupied 16 Celsius when unoccupied)
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Unblock heat flows by moving furniture
  • Switch from incandescent to CFL, HID or LED lighting
  • Maintain and replace caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors
  • Look for leaks in building’s exterior to make sure you’re not losing energy through the front doors
  • Obtain an energy audit
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Consider using multi-user CPU computing
  • Replace older boilers
  • Find out about energy saving financial incentives
  • Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks
  • Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and sewer expenses.
  • Conduct a water audit and identify water management goals.
  • Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use
  • Install water efficiency devices
  • Install infrared sensor faucets
  • Replace toilet tanks with low volume tanks
  • Replace lawn with low maintenance landscaping options
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Share ride-matching service to form carpools
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Provide casual bicycle parking on-site for clients
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Share trip planning tools – TransLink trip planner, Next Bus, Mobile Site/Apps, cycling route planner
  • Engage employees in regional campaigns like Bike to Work Week, Carpool Hero, etc.
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Provide free or preferred parking for carpools and hybrid/electric vehicles
  • Subsidize transit fares for employee commuting
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycle stations at key locations
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Set up a recycle station for items accepted through Return-it and Foam-only
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Donate unwanted food
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Conduct a waste audit
  • Sell or recycle used oil
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Develop a policy of recycling toxic materials
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase eco friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase long life, re-fillable and re-usable products
  • Choose green eco friendly printers
  • Introduce a policy that supports green and sustainable products
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring products and services
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions


Shape Property Management Corp.