The Building Energy Challenge is a friendly competition that aims to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings in Quebec. Launched in 2018, it is now in its 2nd edition. More than 200 buildings in nearly 50 municipalities in Quebec participate and this number is increasing year after year.

An ambitious challenge launched by the industry for the industry, with the long-term vision of carbon neutrality in the sector by 2050.

Will you be part of it?

Concrete results!

From 2018 to 2021, participants contributed to a reduction of more than 17% in their energy consumption, the equivalent of the annual consumption of nearly 9,000 homes! They have also achieved a reduction in GHG emissions of an average of 24%!

And it continues!

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The fight against climate change forces us to consider the decarbonization of our operations as a strategic priority. The Building Energy Challenge is an important tool for sharing and discussion; it demonstrates the leadership of property managers to society as a whole.

Jean-Michel Champagne
Manager - Sustainable Development / Lecturer, Sustainable Development Department
HEC Montréal

The Building Energy Challenge has allowed us to refine our energy management strategy over the past four years. The reductions in GHG emissions recorded for our real estate portfolio have confirmed Desjardins' commitment to be a leader in ensuring a healthier and safer environment for future generations.

Michel Beaulieu
Senior Advisor, Property Management
Gestion immobilière Desjardins

Faced with the climate emergency, CEGEPs must adopt a new vision. This shift involves optimizing energy efficiency in the property management of our infrastructures. A responsible, coherent gesture in perfect harmony with the values of the students in terms of sustainable development.

Sébastien Pourcel
Coordinator, Material Resources Service
Cégep André-Laurendeau

The Building Energy Challenge promotes the acceleration of the transition and the energy efficiency of Quebec's building stock. It allows all players in the real estate industry to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings on our communities.

Romain Stephano, M.Eng.
Manager, Sustainability & Energy

With perseverance and passion, we have managed to unite many collaborators and partners around this program. Rare are the environmental initiatives that cast such a wide range of professionals and involve the various levels of government, public companies, universities, energy consultants, real estate companies and the business world.

Geneviève Gauthier
Chair, BEC Technical Committee
Co-instigator of de Building Nergy Challenge
Boma Québec

Be part of the change
Register your building now!

Make a real impact on reducing GHGs and energy consumption
Develop a concrete energy management strategy
Improve your sustainable energy performance
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Reduce your energy costs and operating budgets
Access unique resources to implement energy-saving measures so that your BEC is a success
Benefit from a dynamic showcase and a positive public image for your organization


As we celebrate the conclusion of this 1st edition, BEC 2.0 is already taking off, in order to continue the energy transition efforts of the real estate industry.
147 winners were designated in one or other of the 4 categories of the competition: the Resilience Award, the Suppliers-Mobilization Award, the Energy performance improvement Award and the GHG target Award.
We are completing Year 4 with more than 200 buildings in 50 Quebec municipalities participating in the competition, posting their energy data on a voluntary basis. It’s time to celebrate their many accomplishments.

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