City of Richmond asks building managers to divulge energy use

Richmond News

Local businesses are being asked to come clean (literally) and divulge the carbon footprint of their buildings.

Building Benchmark BC is a program that collects information related to energy consumption that hopes that large municipal and private buildings share their reports and assess themselves alongside the “green” standard.

In a news release, Mayor Malcolm Brodie said that the city strongly advocates using building energy benchmarking to work towards being a low-carbon community.

“As a proud municipal participant in Building Benchmark BC, we encourage building owners and property managers of larger residential, commercial and industrial buildings to register with the program in order to help build on the momentum that’s already underway, and to receive the benefits the program offers,” he said. …

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