Green building certifications and awards improve marketability, occupant recruitment, retention rates, and relations with the community. Our team of certification specialists manage the process from start to finish and deliver superior results efficiently and comprehensively. We also offer services such as energy, water, and air quality audits for certification programs as well as environmental policies development. 


Learn more about some of the certifications and awards we help our clients achieve:


The BOMA Building Environmental Standards (BOMA BEST®) certification honours existing buildings in Canada that reach environmental excellence in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction and Site
  • Emissions and Effluents
  • Indoor Environment
  • Environmental Management System

Since 2006, CD SONTER has Project Managed BOMA BEST® certifications & re-certifications for office buildings, enclosed shopping centres, open air retail, and light industrial. Notably, we project managed the highest scoring BOMA BEST® property on record and have led countless clients to achieve Platinum certification. We are active members on BOMA Canada's BOMA BEST® Technical Committee, since its establishment in 2013, attesting to our expertise. This committee is part of BOMA Canada's mandate to ensure the program remains clear, up-to-date, and on the cutting edge of industry best practices.

Let us help your building get BOMA BEST® certified.

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LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a prestigious international rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

We are proud to be a member of the consulting teams assisting with:

  • The first multi-tenant office building in Canada to achieve LEED® EB Certification.
  • The first bank tower complex in Canada in obtaining LEED® EB Gold Certification.
  • The first building in Western Canada to be awarded LEED® EB Gold Certification.

Let us help your building obtain sustainable waste management prerequisites and credits towards your LEED® Certification.

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3RCertifiedis a national certification program by the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) for office buildings, retail stores and shopping centres, industrial facilities, hotels, restaurants, educational establishments, and hospitals. It reviews the organization's solid waste management and reduction practices. Participating organizations achieve certification levels based on established criteria and third-party evaluation.

We have specific experience in facilitating 3RCertified™ projects, having worked with the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. and Menkes Property Management Services Ltd. to achieve Gold certification. Retaining us to take on the role of project manager translates into a seamless process for your team. We deliver results, help save your team and the project team time, and help realise cost savings. 

Additionally, we are recognised by the RCO as approved Waste Auditors to conduct waste audits that meet the 3RCertified requirements.

Let us help your property achieve 3RCertified™ certification.

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Zero Waste Certification

Zero Waste is an approach to waste management that emphasizes waste prevention through planning, design, and restructuring production and distribution systems rather than simply managing waste. The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) has defined Zero Waste status as diverting 90% of waste from landfill and incineration. Although it sounds daunting to some, this impressive status is attainable through a holistic approach of recycling on-site and smart sourcing practices.

Let us help your building reach Zero Waste.

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BOMA Certificate of Excellence

The Certificate of Excellence recognizes buildings that exceed best building management standards by including community impact and tenant relations. Top scoring properties also receive BOMA’s TOBY award and qualify to compete nationally and internationally.

Let us help your building achieve The BOMA Certificate of Excellence.

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Top winners of the BOMA Certificate of Excellence are eligible for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY), the internationally recognized award for property management. There are three levels of competition, finalists must furst compete and win both at their local and regional BOMA levels to qualify as a finalist for the International Awards. 

2016 BOMA International Awards:

Most recently, the BOMA International TOBY Awards were held on June 28, 2016. We proudly congratulate our clients:

  • Winner (Retail): CF Polo Park, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
  • Finalist (Office 250,000-499,999 sq. ft.): Mississauga Executive Centre, Colliers International
  • Finalist (Office over 1 million sq. ft.): Commerce Court, GWL Realty Advisors 

2015 BOMA International Awards:

2015 was a big year for Canada at the International BOMA TOBY Awards. We worked with the only 3 TOBY winning Canadian properties, breaking Canada's 7 year dry-spell:

  • 20 Queen Street West, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
  • Bramalea City Centre, Morguard Investments Ltd.
  • Rangewinds Business Park, Bentall Kennedy (Canda) LP


Let us help your building earn a TOBY Award.

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Corporate Environmental Standards

If your corporation has its own internal environmental standards and programs, we can help ensure you achieve your corporate environmental objectives.

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Green Toronto Awards 

The City of Toronto's Environmental Awards of Excellence celebrates individuals, organizations, and companies who are leading the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto. Any individual, group, or business that resides and/or operates in Toronto is eligible to enter by submitting a short video (up to 90 seconds) and telling their green story in 500 words or less. Then, it's over to the public to view the videos and vote for their favourites.

Let us assist you in preparing your application packages for the Green Toronto Awards.

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Provincial Recycling Council Awards

Recycling Councils across Canada acknowledge corporate, institutional, individual, and municipal leadership in their outstanding contributions to waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation.

Learn more about British Columbia and Alberta's Provincial Recycling Council Awards:

Let us help your organization compete for the Provincial Recycling Council Awards.

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