January 16th, 2018
Downtown Toronto attraction recognized as leader in energy, environmental management and performance
TORONTO, ON – As part of its ongoing conservation and sustainability initiatives, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada was recently acknowledged with a BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada) BEST Silver Certification – making it the first aquarium in Canada to achieve this designation.
To qualify, the Aquarium underwent a comprehensive assessment of its energy, air, water, comfort, health and wellness, custodial, waste and stakeholder engagement practices. Based on the findings, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada exceeded the criteria for mechanical systems and operations, which largely contributed to it receiving one of BOMA’s highest honours.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the most visited attraction in the country, welcoming thousands of guests from around the world each year. At 135,000 square feet, the Aquarium contains over 1.5 million gallons of water and more than 20,000 marine animals.
As part of its sustainable efforts, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada created a culture of environmental awareness by appointing a ‘Blue Team’ to ensure that sustainability is an organization-wide priority.
Made up of staff from all departments, the Blue Team meets regularly to discuss and promote environmental initiatives and works together to develop programs, policies and procedures that help the Aquarium not only meet its sustainability targets, but look for ways to improve its existing operations.
“We’re proud to be recognized by BOMA as a leader in sustainability,” says Peter Doyle, General Manager, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. “Reducing our environmental impact while promoting a culture of sustainability and conservation has always been our goal, and we’re honoured to receive this distinction,” he says.
For more information on Ripley Aquarium of Canada’s education and conservation programming, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/education/conservation/ or call 647-351-FISH (3474).