Green Button hits the news

The Building Strategies + Sustainability web platform just published an article about Green Button and its benefits for the commercial sector.

John Smiciklas, Director of Energy and Environment with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA), says that a standard to streamline and simplify the data gathering process could be a real advantage for BOMA members since there are currently 71 utilities in Ontario, each providing information in a unique way.

“The initiative in Ontario or Canada would allow our members to receive electrical consumption data in a consistent format, regardless of where their building is,” says Smiciklas. “It could be very significant going forward because in a lot of cases, tracking overall electricity consumption is a manual process based on the bills you receive.”

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