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NRTEE-SDTC report on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building Sector builds momentum among industry stakeholders eager to learn how to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency

February 26, 2009 - Geared for Change - Halifax

(Halifax, February 26, 2009) - The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy together with Sustainable Development Technology Canada presented ?Geared for Change: Energy Efficiency in Canada?s Commercial Building Sector? to a packed audience in Halifax.

The report represents a major step in addressing the realities facing the commercial building sector in Canada as it moves to address challenges like emissions and energy consumption. It presents a viable carbon emission and energy efficiency policy pathway for the commercial building sector.

John Lindsay Jr., President, East Port Properties Ltd.

The event was co-hosted by the the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) School of Trades & Technology and Dalhousie University?s Eco-Efficiency Centre, and brought together 81 major players in the sector (list of participants). Participants heard a first-hand presentation from some of the authors of the report, and then had a Don Jardinchance to ask questions and engage in discussions.

The NRTEE will be presenting the policy recommendations from the report in major centres across Canada over the next few months.

Mike Barrie, Barrie & Langille Architects

The next session will be held at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal on Friday, March 13, 2009.

For additional information, contact , Policy Advisor.