Media Advisory - 20 by '15, Achieving the Office Building Target of
20ekWh/ft2/year by 2015

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Following extensive research and consultation, the Real
              Property Association of Canada (REALpac) is adopting an energy
              consumption target for office buildings of 20 equivalent
              kilowatt-hours of total energy use per square foot of rentable
              area per year (20 eKWh/ft(2)/year), to be achieved by 2015. The
              REALpac 20 by '15 target includes all energy used in the
              operation of office buildings (electricity, natural gas and
              other thermal energy sources) converted to the common energy
              unit of equivalent kilowatt hours. The REALpac 20 by '15 target
              for office buildings is intended as an essential first step in
              demonstrating substantial, sector-wide emissions reductions and
              operating cost savings, while taking full advantage of
              incentives and getting in front of potential regulations.

    WHO:      Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac), co-sponsored by
              the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Building
              Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada)

              The following guest speakers will share their views on the
              significance of the new target; how it will dovetail with some
              of the industry's key initiatives, and how it may impact your

              Michael Brooks, CEO - REALpac
              Thomas Mueller, President - CaGBC
              Diana Osler-Zortea, President - BOMA Canada
              Ian Jarvis, President - Enerlife Consulting
              Nada Sutic, Manager, Environmental Initiatives - BOMA Canada

    WHEN:     Friday, September 18, 2009
              8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    Ivey ING Leadership Centre
              (on the ground floor of the Exchange Tower)

              130 King Street West, Exchange Tower
              Toronto, ON M5X 1A9

SOURCE Real Property Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Carolyn Lane, VP Research & Communications, REALpac,, (416) 642-2700 x.223

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