Griping is easy, so when the opportunity to celebrate comes along, grab it. Race to Reduce awards host Ben Mulroney says now is such a time (we keep confetti in our wallets for occasions like this), as buildings here have reduced energy use by 9%.
We were on hand at CivicAction's third annual Race to Reduce, which celebrates landlord and tenant successes in energy reduction. Over 175 buildings have registered—67M SF of office space. The folks behind the campaign (pictured are CivicAction's commercial building energy leadership council co-chairs CBRE's Brad Henderson and TD Bank's Roger Johnson) announced they are 1% away from the four-year goal of 10% by the end of 2014.