Event part of CivicAction's Tenth Year Anniversary Celebrations
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Are the Toronto region's office buildings on track to meet their collective energy reduction goal in the four-year Race to Reduce? CivicAction's Greening Greater Toronto will answer that question as it announces the winners of office building performance, landlord-tenant engagement, and action and innovation at the second annual Race to Reduce Awards.
The 2012 Race to Reduce awards take place on Wednesday, November 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 5:30 p.m. The event is one of several during the week-long celebration of CivicAction's tenth-year anniversary.
More than 200 real estate owners, managers, and tenants from across the Toronto region will hear year-over year-results on how Race participants are faring in their quest to reduce collective energy use by at least 10 per cent by 2014. Over four years, a 10 per cent reduction in the 159 participating buildings alone will reduce carbon emissions by 37,000 tonnes - equivalent to taking nearly 27,000 cars off the road for a year - and produce over $25.6 million in energy cost savings and $12.8 million annually after that.
The Race to Reduce was launched in May 2011 by CivicAction and its Leadership Council of the Toronto region's major office building landlords and tenants. Over 63.3 million square feet - about 31 per cent of the total office space across the region - is registered in the Race, which is open to additional office building landlords and tenants at any time.
|DATE:||Wednesday, November 28|
|TIME:||5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street, South Building, Room 701|
The Race to Reduce is a project funded in part through the Conservation Fund of the Ontario Power Authority. CivicAction is pleased to acknowledge the support of 2012 Race to Reduce Awards Gold Sponsors CBRE Limited and BOMA Toronto, and to 2012 program sponsors BLJC, Cushman & Wakefield, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Green Business Standards, Toronto Hydro, Union Gas, and media and communications partners Canadian Property Management, Building Strategies and Sustainability, and NATIONAL Public Relations.
For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has brought together senior and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of our region's toughest social, economic, and environmental challenges. Led by a Board of Directors and a 75-leader Steering Committee, CivicAction sets a non-partisan agenda, builds strategic partnerships, and launches campaigns, programs and organizations that drive our region's prosperity. For 2012-2013, CivicAction is acting on three priorities: accelerating regional transportation; enhancing the region's economic performance; and fostering inclusion and resilience.
About Greening Greater Toronto
Greening Greater Toronto (www.greeninggreatertoronto.ca) is the environmental initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (www.civicaction.ca). More than 200 partners from corporations, government, and the non-profit sector have joined Greening Greater Toronto and support the vision of a flourishing region renowned for its environmental action and innovation.
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