By: Brian Plumb
I’d like to congratulate the first annual “Race to Reduce” award winners for their commitment to reduce energy use in commercial office buildings of all sizes across the Toronto region. The Race is a unique initiative spearheaded by the Greening Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance that brings together commercial landlords and tenants in a collaborative effort to reduce energy use in the Toronto region. To date, 25 per cent of the Toronto region’s office space is now registered including more than 380 landlord and tenant participants within 117 buildings representing 51.6 million square feet of office space.
On November 30th, 69 awards were presented in categories of Participation, Performance, and Action & Innovation. I am proud to note that a number of the award winners are customers of Energy Advantage and I applaud their efforts along with all the participants for their actions each and every day to reduce their energy consumption. Award winners included:
Action & Innovation
- Building Team: Cadillac Fairview & TD Centre Green Council
- Landlord: Oxford Properties Group (Royal Bank Plaza)
Building Performance (under 500,000 sq. ft)
- Whiterock REIT
- GWL Realty Advisors
About Greening Greater Toronto’s “Race to Reduce”
Launched in May 2011 by Greening Greater Toronto, the Race to Reduce challenges Toronto region landlords and tenants from office buildings of all types, sizes and ages to publicly commit to work together to reduce energy use in their buildings and to reduce the total energy use in participating office buildings by at least 10 per cent over four years. The aim is to improve air quality in the Toronto region and achieve sustained carbon emission reductions in the office building sector, which now contributes close to 20% of the region’s carbon emissions.
Brian has over 25 years of experience in marketing and sales and is Energy Advantage’s Vice President, Marketing & Strategy.