August 23, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Concierge Ltd. (Capital Concierge), an Ottawa-based company, has been designated the first carbon neutral property management company in Canada by Tree Canada.


“We are extremely proud to become the first carbon neutral property management company in Canada,” said Dan Fried, CEO of Capital Concierge. “This designation from Tree Canada adds to many sustainability initiatives at Capital Concierge and we look forward to seeing these trees grow and making our environment just a bit better for our children and grandchildren.”


Capital Concierge has partnered with Tree Canada with its Carbon Offset project. To date, 442 trees have been planted in North Bay Ontario, which will sequester 79.38 CO2e and compensate for the emissions produced by Capital Concierge’s business operations from March 2015 to February 2016. 


That savings alone is the equivalent to the annual energy consumption from over 8 homes. 


“It is always great to work with a corporate partner who understands the need to do more on environmental issues,” said Michael Rosen President of Tree Canada. “Through our Grow Clean Air program Capital Concierge is taking the right steps to offset their carbon emissions.”


Capital Concierge will also be working with Brown and Associates Building Coordinators and Consultants to plant a number of trees on all of its Ottawa properties, starting today at 300 Lett. 


“Congratulations to Capital Concierge for becoming Tree Canada’s first property management organization in Canada,” said John Adams, President of the condo board at 300 Lett. “Our condo corporation is very pleased to participate in their many energy-saving initiatives and that a tree planting has taken place here in Ottawa at our building to celebrate all of their efforts.”


Capital Concierge is complementing this initiative with other energy-saving best practices. This includes installing LED lights in its building, heat and cooling energy saving practices, on-site recycling and resident consumption programs. 

ABOUT CAPITAL CONCIERGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Capital Concierge Property Management was founded in 2000 and has, over the years, grown and changed with the National Capital Region. Our Ottawa based team started by managing individual rental units, then built one of Ottawa’s largest independent furnished market rental portfolios. Now managing multiple high rises, the dedicated team has grown and continues to set the service standard when it comes to condominium management in Ottawa.  
Twitter: @ottpropertymgt

ABOUT TREE CANADA
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments.  Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, over 80 million trees have been planted, over 554 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize eleven national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

Dan Fried
Co-CEO 

Capital Integral Property Management
613-722-1232

dfried@cimanagement.ca

Richard Walker
Director of Communications & Event Planning
Tree Canada
Tel: 613-567-5545 ext. 224

rwalker@treecanada.ca