About LEAP

The LEAP story began in 2012 as an awards ceremony to recognize property and asset management partners’ sustainability achievements and drive innovation and competition. Since then, the LEAP Conference was added in 2015 to convene senior representatives from management partner companies to discuss leading sustainability topics and form new relationships. 

 

LEAP Conference and Awards Vision Statement

LEAP empowers, educates, connects and rewards HOOPP Real Estate’s partners to inspire action around sustainability and environmental, social and governance issues more broadly that drives portfolio returns and accelerates the adoption of leading sustainability practices.

The LEAP vision is supported by five goals:

  • Elevate the business case for sustainability - LEAP educates partner companies’ senior-level representatives how sustainability creates value and encourages them to action sustainability in their portfolios on behalf of HOOPP to improve returns and reduce risks.
  • Recognize sustainability leadership and achievements - HOOPP created the LEAP Awards to recognize and encourage property and asset management teams’ sustainability efforts and customer collaboration.
  • Identify and incubate innovative ideas - The LEAP Awards and LEAP Forward innovation pitch highlight current exemplary projects and identify new pioneering ideas to improve HOOPP properties’ sustainability and business performance.
  • Create a forum and network to share sustainability practices among companies - LEAP connects people at HOOPP’s management companies to stimulate idea exchange and accelerate the transfer of leading practices from one company to another.
  • Demonstrate leadership in Responsible Investing - LEAP supports HOOPP’s six PRI commitments and promotes responsible investment in real estate.

 HOOPP’s management partners value HOOPP’s efforts to educate them on leading sustainability topics and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues from other companies. 

In 2019, we awarded 13 awards in three categories: Performance, Collaboration and Innovation (see below table).

Read what two of our 2019 speakers had to say about LEAP.

"Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP) is one of the leading environmental conferences in the world with an acute focus on sustainability strategy and solutions in the built environment, showcasing real-world solutions at leading buildings in Canada and beyond.” 

— David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon Global

“One of the great benefits of the conference was the bringing together of a diverse group of people with a common goal, to share their perspectives and experiences in how to act in the face of change. A key take out for me was from listening to the different teams pitch their ideas for how to make a difference, not so much the ideas in and of themselves, but the culture of support, interest and drive which enabled them to step up and present.”

— Justin Travlos, Country Head, UK and Global Head of Sustainability, AXA IM - Real Assets

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Award

Property Type

Award
Description

 

PERFORMANCE

Energy
Saver

Office

Recognizes the office property with the highest average annual percentage reduction in energy-use intensity (ekWh/sq. ft., normalized) in 2019
compared to 2018.

Energy
Manager

Retail,
Industrial

Recognizes the retail and industrial property with the best overall energy performance.

Water
Winner

Office,
Retail

Recognizes the office and retail property with strong water performance based on intensity, water
reductions and completion of the Water Management Form.

Waste
Minimizer

Office

Recognizes the office property with strong waste performance based on intensity, diversion and
completion of the Waste Management Form

Sustainability
Achiever

Office

Recognizes the property with best overall performance across the Pillar Scorecard indicators and collaborated with HOOPP and tenants to drive sustainability performance. 

COLLABORATION

Tenant
Leader

All

Recognizes a tenant that has been instrumental in improving property performance and motivated property managers, HOOPP and/or other tenants to take action.

Community
Impact

All

Recognizes a property or individual for making significant contributions to the community.

INNOVATION

Sustainable
Operator

All

Recognizes the property operations teams’ ability to run a property well which leads to strong
sustainability results

Sustainability
Innovator - Technology

All

Recognizes the use of innovative technology that has had sustainability impacts in a capital project.

 

Sustainability
Innovator - Stakeholder Engagement

All

Recognizes an innovative approach or program to engage stakeholders on sustainability.

 

Climate
Leader

All

Recognizes properties/teams taking action on climate change mitigation and/or adaptation.