A FRIENDLY COMPETITION THAT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

In its Energy Policy 2030, the government of Quebec has set ambitious targets to improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption of petroleum products. The City of Montreal is also aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with its 2016-20 sustainable development plan. As an association with a commanding presence in the commercial sector, BOMA Quebec intends to play a leading role to help reach those objectives.

BOMA Quebec thus created the Building Energy Challenge. We urge everyone in the commercial, institutional and multi-residential sector to support this project.

The initiative was inspired by other successful sustainable energy challenges such as RACE 2 REDUCE – The Smart Energy Building Challenge initiated by CivicAction and organized by BOMA Toronto. The BOMA Quebec project takes into account the Quebec context, especially our climate.

Logo Energy Challenge

A simple 5-step process


We identify 5 major steps to help you reach your objectives and successfully complete the Challenge.

1
Understand your Building
Determine the basic conditions (baseline) and identify free or low-cost opportunities for energy savings.
2
Create an Energy Management Strategy
Draft and deploy a long-term strategy that will allow you to identify and structure energy-saving opportunities.
3
Implement Measures
Apply effective energy efficiency measures and take advantage of programs that are appropriate for your building.
4
Audit your Progress and make Adjustments
By constantly monitoring energy consumption, you'll maintain your progress and enjoy additional savings thanks to operational excellence.
5
Demonstrate Leadership and Highlight your Achievements!
There will be an awards ceremony every year to celebrate the successes of BEC participants.

Three Award Categories


Many measures of performance and award categories are defined in the BEC structure. They have been conceived to encourage cooperation, excellence and perseverance among participants, who are free to enter their building in all three categories. Note that participation in the Collaboration category is strongly encouraged, but is optional.

1
GHG TARGET
2
IMPROVED ENERGY PERFORMANCE
3
COLLABORATION

Demonstrate leadership.
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Governance Committee


This committee acts as the BEC' advisory committee and the steward of its guiding principles, i.e. collaboration, sharing knowledge, education, innovation, accessibility and impartiality. It is responsible for establishing the budget and approving proposals and the orientation of the Challenge. It meets every three months.

Annik
Desmarteau
Senior Director, Administration and Client Relations, Offices Quebec, Ivanhoe Cambridge
1st Vice-President, BOMA Quebec Board of Directors
Geneviève
Gauthier
National Director, Econoler
Chair, BEC Technical Committee
Valérie
Poulin
Manager, Economic Intelligence, Economic Development Bureau, City of Montreal
Founding Partner
André
Labonté
Coordinator, Professional Partners & Construction Delegate, Business Clientele, Sales and Services, Hydro-Québec Distribution
Major Partner
Vincent
Pouliot
Manager, Carbon Emissions Trading Market & Energy Efficiency, Énergir
Major Partner
Stéphan
Gagnon
Project Manager, Transition énergétique Québec
Major Partner
Andrée
De Serres
Attorney & Ivanhoe Cambridge Real Estate Chair, ESG-UQAM
Linda
Carbone
Executive Director, BOMA Quebec
Technical Comitee
Geneviève
Gauthier
National Director, Econoler,
Chair, BEC Technical Committee
The technical committee is responsible for proposing content and tools that will help participants. It conducts strategic monitoring of the various energy programs and helps promote the Challenge among the driving forces in the real estate ecosystem. It meets every three months.
Members
  • André Labonté,
    Coordinator, Professional Partners & Construction Delegate Business Clientele, Sales and Services Hydro-Québec Distribution
  • Sylvain Ouellet,
    City of Montreal
  • Stéphanie Jobin
,
    Consultant, Client Communications Branding, Client Experience and Marketing Communications Énergir
  • Stéphan Gagnon
,
    Project Manager Transition énergétique Québec
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Principal partners
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