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Get Out the Brooms!

Written by Staff
Published in Green @ RBC E-Newsletter

CivicAction’s Race to Reduce is a friendly corporate challenge that promotes collaboration between office building landlords and tenants to encourage smart energy use. Representing more than 42% of Toronto’s commercial office space, participants have reduced their collective energy use by 193 million ekWh or 12.1% over four years, surging past the program’s 10% target. From a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions perspective, that’s equivalent to taking more than 4,200 cars off the road for a year. At the recent Race to Reduce Awards Gala, RBC swept the Team Excellence awards that celebrate active and sustained landlord-tenant collaboration. RBC shared the three Team Excellence awards with landlords Bentall Kennedy, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, and Oxford Properties. RBC also won two Building Performance awards in the Greatest Energy Reduction category. Since 2009, RBC has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in our properties by 44%.

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