BOMA Quebec has announced the launch of the Défi Energie en Immobilier (Building Energy Challenge). The program was inspired by BOMA Toronto and Manitoba’s Race to Reduce.
The goal of the challenge is to encourage buildings to reduce their energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10 per cent in four years. The program, intended for owners, property managers and tenants, aims to include 100 commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings in its first year.
Participants will enter their energy data online using the free Energy Star Portfolio Manager platform which allows users to measure and monitor consumption of electricity, natural gas and water and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, they will have access to tools that can help them reduce energy expenses, seminars and webinars on buildings’ energy performance, information on government grants for retrofits, energy audits and more.
To date GWL Realty Advisors, Bentall Kennedy, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Société québécoise des infrastructures, and La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services have committed to participating in the challenge.