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City of Richmond’s Building Energy Challenge reduced energy use by 8 per cent and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 13.5 per cent.
Richmond businesses and organizations are joining in the fight against climate change. Participants in the first year of the City of Richmond’s Building Energy Challenge reduced energy use by 8 per cent and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 13.5 per cent.
The Building Energy Challenge is a friendly competition between commercial, institutional and multifamily buildings to reduce their energy use over the course of a year. As part of the Challenge, the City provides training, services and tools for building owners, managers and operators to reduce energy spending and emissions in their facilities.The City recognized leading participants at a Council meeting on March 14. Mayor Malcolm Brodie presented three leading organizations with certificates acknowledging their exceptional energy savings over Year 1 of the program:
In total, 34 organizations representing more than 100 buildings, including 5.6 million square feet of building space, participated in Year One of the Building Energy Challenge.
The City is inviting commercial, institutional and multifamily property owners to register in Year Two of the Challenge. The program provides:
The Building Energy Challenge is generously supported by BC Hydro Power Smart, FortisBC and the City of Richmond.
Original news release can be viewed here.