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We choose sustainability to make tomorrow better than today.

At Starlight Investments, we continuously strive to create a
positive impact in the communities where we operate. As we
reflect on the past year, we are proud to share our progress in
advancing our sustainability commitments, which have been
achieved together with our investors, people, partners and
communities. These principles are embedded in every aspect
of our business, with the intention of driving long-term value.

Our Sustainability Commitments

Social Impact

We aim to bring value to local communities, enhance resident well-being and provide healthy and equitable living and working spaces.

Operations & Development

We aim to create and maintain low-carbon, resource efficient, resilient spaces and complete communities.

People & Culture

We aim to attract and retain top talent and foster a diverse and inclusive culture where individuals can thrive.

Transparency & Accountability

We aim to demonstrate transparency in our governance practices and proactively respond to existing and future risks.

Making an impact.

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Green Roofs

Our sprouting green rooftops across our commercial and mid-rise residential residences provide both environmental and economic benefits.

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EV Charging Stations

We are contributing to low-carbon infrastructure by installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout our new developments and at many of our existing residences.

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Urban Farming

Community gardens help to foster a sense of connection between residents and their local environment and to create social engagement.

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ISO Certification

Data and IT infrastructure are some of the most valuable assets in our business, and keeping the data of our employees and external stakeholders secure is critical to our ongoing success.

Supporting Biodiversity

Biodiversity is critically important to human health, economies and livelihoods.

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Part of our core mission is to contribute socially and environmentally, to the communities in which we live and operate.

Connecting communities through culture.

Starlight, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa and local community groups, partnered with local artist Claudia Salguero to engage a group of passionate youth from the Carling Avenue community to develop a mural that beautifully illustrates the diverse nature of the people who live there. This mural was a continuation of the artwork installed along Carling in 2021, with the 2021 mural depicting summertime recreation in the community and the 2023 addition depicting winter activities.

We are proud to support and cultivate artistic expression within the communities we are a part of and to support local representation and beautification.

Explore Our Sustainability Report.

To see our full ESG reporting and to browse all our environmental, social and governance initiatives, we invite you to click the links below.

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Inclusion fuels our innovation

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our culture and value the benefits it brings to our company.

Glen Hirsh, Chief Operating Officer, Starlight

“We have a clear vision of what we need to do and what it takes to get there. Embedding sustainability across our business is an important journey; one that requires focus, ambition and unconstrained thinking.”

—Glen Hirsh, Chief Operating Officer

We are hitting our targets.

The best way to plan where we are going is to keep track of how far we have come. With our ESG Scorecard, we monitor our performance through the lens of key targets. 

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Carbon Emissions Reduction

Reduced carbon emissions by 16 percent across our entire portfolio (2019 baseline), outperforming our two percent annual target to achieve 10% reductions by 2025.

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Energy Reduction

Reduced energy use by 14 percent across our entire portfolio (2019 baseline), outperforming our two percent annual target to achieve 10% reductions by 2025.

Water Reduction

Reduced water use by 4 percent across our entire portfolio (2019 baseline), and on track to hit 10% reductions by 2025.

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ESG Strategy Training

Trained and engaged 100% of our employees on our ESG strategy and program.

Resident Engagement

Engaged over 35,000 residents and commercial tenants across our portfolio in sustainable initiatives and conducted annual satisfaction surveys to drive improvement.

Zeroing in on a smaller footprint.

We strive to reduce the impact of our operations and new developments and support the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Industry partnerships.

We participate and engage with industry organizations, standards and frameworks to drive thought leadership and continual improvement across our ESG practices.

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Development that makes a difference.

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Our new purpose-built rental developments are built from the ground up to make a positive impact on the communities they reside. Our developments add critical new housing supply to many of Canada’s most housing-constrained cities and some developments include allotments of affordable units to make housing more accessible to everyone.

See Our Developments

New life for our existing stock.

We focus on improving older residences and commercial properties through our comprehensive major upgrade and fit-out programs. Whether it’s installing more efficient, safer heating and cooling equipment or creating new amenity spaces, we aim to significantly improve the quality of residences.

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Recognized results.

Our work towards increasing our sustainability has been recognized by best-in-class third-party programs across the real estate industry.

60 BOMA Best buildings
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18 LEED certified buildings
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9 Fitwel buildings
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6 WiredScore certified buildings
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66% ENERGY STAR scores across our portfolio