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Race to Reduce reveals trailblazing results

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Published in The Remi Network – Canadian Property Management

Last night, members of the Greater Toronto Area building industry gathered in the ballroom at the Toronto Region Board of Trade to applaud the final collective energy results from CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world.

Participants in the four-year program, which first began in 2011 and wrapped up in 2014, celebrated a drop nearing 193 million ekWh (equivalent kilowatt hours) or 12.1 per cent combined, a reduction in energy use that surged past the initial target of 10 per cent.

“CivicAction’s Race to Reduce has fostered a whole new approach to optimizing a building’s environmental performance,” said Sevaun Palvetzian, chief executive officer of CivicAction. “It’s been inspiring to see how far participants have come since the launch of the Race and their remarkable commitment to reducing energy use going forward.”

Throughout the evening, top performing buildings—located in Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham and Toronto—were feted with awards for their various achievements.

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