TELUS Garden Issues $225 Million in Green Bonds

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — TELUS Garden, a mixed-use, partnership office building in Vancouver, has issued $225 million in green mortgage bonds. It’s the first time in North America that green mortgage bonds have been used to support real estate financing.

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GBCI, CaGBC Partner to Promote WELL Building Standard

WASHINGTON — Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), headquartered in Washington, and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), based in Ottawa, Ontario, announced a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard (WELL) in Canada.

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It complements other green building rating systems such as LEED.

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