Sustainability at World Exchange Plaza means providing value to our stakeholders through continuous improvement in environmental performance, and enhanced engagement with the occupants and visitors.

Our mandate is to continually improve environmental and social performance by partnering with tenants and vendors to reduce consumption and costs, promote wellness and healthy buildings, and ultimately increase satisfaction, comfort, and productivity within the Complex.



Read our latest Sustainability Scorecard to learn more about our footprint and environmental performance.

Sustainability Highlights

Bee Hives

The honey bee population worldwide and in Canada has suffered significant losses due to several stressors such as pesticides, mono-culture (lack of food variety), and climate change. Since one third of our food supply is reliant on the work of pollinators, it is imperative that action is taken to help reverse population loss among honey bees.

At World Exchange Plaza, we hope to contribute to the solution by joining other QuadReal buildings by hosting a home for honey bees and helping create a more sustainable urban environment.

As part of our sustainability program, we ensure our landscaping practices include planting native species and avoidance of pesticide use that can harm birds, butterflies and bees.  With the help of Alvéole, we are able to enhance our natural surroundings by helping increase and nurture the honey bee population in Ottawa.

Learn about bee keeping with videos from Alvéole. Click here to view.

Making Healthy Food Choices at Work

Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages. Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. (Source: Health Canada)

Please click the button below for more including a list of food retailers within a 400km radius that provide several healthy menu options for a hot or cold meal while World Exchange Plaza undergoes its refurbishment of the retail concourse.