On January 17, Manitoba Race to Reduce officially launched and Manitoba’s businesses are now racing to reduce their energy use by at least 10% over the next 4 years.
Manitoba Race to Reduce represents unprecedented collaboration within Manitoba’s Business community. The Race is aimed at providing businesses with the tools and resources needed to encourage smart energy use within their buildings.
What would it look like if ALL Winnipeg office buildings reduced their energy?
A 10% reduction in energy use across ALL office buildings in Manitoba could mean...
Which building owners have signed up?
So far over 6 million square feet of commercial office space - equal to 5,000 residential homes - have committed to the race. The initial goal was to get 3 million square feet confirmed before launching the race and that was quickly surpassed with Manitoba businesses quickly getting on board.
A few well-known buildings in the race include:
Who can join the race?
Any commercial office building in Manitoba with 30,000 square feet or more can join.
What’s the incentive to join?
Manitoba Race to Reduce will be tracking the results through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® and every year will give awards to the building owners, tenants and staff who lead the race. Most businesses and tenants have businesses goals that include being better environmental stewards, so joining Manitoba Race to Reduce is one way to accomplish that goal. They can also save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy.
How can employees contribute to make a difference?
If you are a landlord or tenant wanting to learn more, contact Manitoba Race to Reduce at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.manitobaracetoreduce.ca to register today.