BGO Achieves Historic Milestone: Constructs Ontario’s First All-Electric, Net Zero Carbon Speculative Industrial Building for Sun Life

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BGO has made a significant stride in environmental sustainability with the delivery of Ontario's inaugural all-electric net zero carbon speculative industrial building at 6750 Fifth Line in Milton, ON. Owned by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, this pioneering 234,061-square-foot facility boasts cutting-edge net zero carbon features, including an all-electric HVAC system that's 200-300% more efficient than standard systems and a 500kW rooftop solar array that offsets 100% of annual GHG emissions. Notably, the building anticipates a 59% reduction in annual operating costs compared to traditional new construction buildings. It has earned the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Design certification and aims for the ZCB Performance certification. Sun Life's aggressive carbon reduction goals align with this venture, highlighting its commitment to sustainability. The Fifth Line Business Park, where the building is located, offers tenants environmentally focused specifications across all four buildings, reinforcing the pursuit of net zero carbon objectives. With strategic positioning on Highway 401, tenants benefit from unparalleled logistics access. CBRE handles leasing, while Broccolini oversees development management. This groundbreaking initiative signifies a significant step towards greener, more energy-efficient industrial spaces, embodying a sustainable future for real estate development in Ontario. For more information, visit

Original article posted on March 6, 2024

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