Greening Greater Toronto

Greening Greater Toronto

November 28, 2011 10:04 ET

Inaugural Race to Reduce Awards to Recognize Leaders in Office Building Energy Conservation, Landlord/Tenant Collaboration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) - CivicAction's Greening Greater Toronto will celebrate leadership by Toronto region office building landlords and tenants collaborating to conserve energy and improve energy efficiency at the first annual Race to Reduce Awards. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 30th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Room 701A.

More than 150 real estate owners, managers, and tenants from across the Toronto region will take part in the event, which will be hosted by CBC Radio's Mary Wiens and feature awards for participation, performance, and action and innovation. Competition for awards is fierce: over 380 landlords and tenants from 117 buildings have entered the Race since its launch in May 2011, representing over 51 million square feet (almost 25 per cent) of the region's office space.

The Race challenges Toronto region office building landlords and tenants to publicly commit to work together to reduce energy use in their buildings, and to reduce total energy use in participating buildings by at least 10 per cent over four years. The Race is unique in measuring and tracking energy use over time, thanks to its partnership with REALpac, and given its potential to transform market practices, in particular the way landlords and tenants work together and conserve energy.

The Race to Reduce Awards event is made possible by presenting sponsor CBRE and event sponsors Enbridge Gas Distribution, Toronto Hydro, and Canadian Property Management Magazine. Greening Greater Toronto is also grateful for the support provided to the Race to Reduce by program sponsors Enbridge Gas Distribution, Cadillac Fairview, Manulife Financial and Oxford Properties.

For more information, visit www.racetoreduce.ca/awards.

DATE Wednesday, November 30, 2011
TIME 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
LOCATION Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street
South Building, Room 701A

Greening Greater Toronto (www.greeninggreatertoronto.ca) is an initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (www.civicaction.ca), a coalition of thousands of civic leaders acting collectively to tackle tough issues and big opportunities facing the Toronto region. 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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