O'Shanter has been designated as an "Energy Innovator" by Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, an outcome of combining big ideas with simple solutions, such as implementing a strategic recycling program in every O'Shanter building. O'Shanter provides tenants with re-usable shopping bags, as well as providing clear and understandable posters answering the question "What Is Recyclable".
In 2008 the Recycle Council of Ontario awarded O'Shanter for excellence and commitment to a sustainable environmental. O'Shanter managed to decrease the use of electricity by 15%, the water consumption was reduced by a staggering 43%, and the use of gas decreased by 45%!
In that same year O'Shanter was praised for being environmentally aware and awarded the Environment Award of Excellence on behalf of the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO). FRPO is Ontario's leading advocate for quality rental housing, promoting a vigorous industry by ensuring that the impact of legislative and regulatory changes are benefiting landlords and tenants.