23 Sep '11, 10pm

Going Beyond Expectations -Features - GreenSource Magazine: via @AddThis

CaGBC has also developed in-house programs, such as GREEN UP, a building-performance program that helps building owners tally their building’s performance and benchmark it against others. Owners can take advantage of a structured, standardized approach to recording and monitoring energy and water use and greenhouse-gas emissions; assessing resource-use efficiency; setting targets with the guidance of top performers; highlighting retrofit opportunities and system improvements; and exchanging information with sector colleagues about the opportunities and challenges of resource conservation. “Through GREEN UP,” says Hutchinson, “participants may find their buildings performing well enough to pursue LEED Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance, which considers not only energy and water use, but a number of other factors that reduce the environmental footprint...

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