Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
Ontario's greater reliance on natural gas heating will likely make cap-and-trade charges more noticeable than they have been thus far in Quebec.
Whatever the strategy, value enhancement is the rationale for repositioning aging buildings.
A recent survey reveals that Canadian business leaders generally undervalue the return on investment from energy efficiency.
The key to deciding an aging building's fate is to understand, through accurate data and analysis, the condition, function and usage of the building.