Energy & Environmental Information Hub
Welcome to the energy and environment information hub, a place where you can find real world examples of sustainability initiatives and get insight into how these projects were implemented, things to be cautious of, and key elements to ensure your project is successful. This page will be continually updated to provide the latest information on ways to improve the sustainability of your building portfolio.
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The following case studies outline a variety of sustainability initiatives and give the reader useful information about how they could implement a similar initiative in their own organizations.
From Benchmarking to Conservation
This case study looks at the benefits of benchmarking utility information and how that translates to conservation projects.
Heat Recovery Initiative
This case study looks at the real-life project conducted at Vancity by SES consulting and Fortis BC which looks at potential benefits associated with project incentive programs.
The Value of Recommissioning
These two case studies show the value of recommissioning as an efficient, cost-effective strategy to optimize building performance based on our Building Tune-Up Program funded by Natural Resources Canada
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The following best practice documents outline an industry supported process for the given sustainability topic. These documents should serve as an educational resource for those implementing sustainability initiatives.
Building Energy Benchmarking & Reporting
This best practice document was developed in consultation with over 20 commercial real estate organizations. It is the culmination of how the industry implements energy benchmarking and reporting effectively and efficiently.
Natural Resources Canada HVAC Self-Assessment Tool and Guide
Natural Resources Canada has developed this voluntary, self-assessment tool to provide feedback on the impact of your HVAC strategies during and after pandemics. It highlights key areas and best practices for efficient HVAC operation during these times and help your operations team to respond with greater confidence.
The following energy and environmental reports contain useful information on a number of sustainability topics.
National Green Building Report – 2020
This annual report highlights the benefits of BOMA BEST certification and how the program improves the sustainability of buildings over time.
Building Performance Study
This study dives into the simaliarities and differences between BOMA BEST and LEED O&M. It shows how implementing building certifications tools can improve the sustainability of buildings.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
This educational brochure outlines some of the main considerations and workflows required to install electric vehicle charging stations in mixed use buildings.