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RBC Wins Race to Reduce Award for Leadership in Energy Reduction

Greening Greater Toronto, a CivicAction initiative that works towards environmental action and innovation, has recognized RBC's leadership and commitment to energy reduction with a Race to Reduce Action & Innovation award.

The award honours RBC and the Cadillac Fairview Corporation for landlord-tenant collaboration in achieving LEED Gold designations for both the construction and interior fit-out aspects of the 155 Wellington building in Toronto. Both RBC and Cadillac Fairview were also recognized for collaborating on initiatives that increased the dialogue on sustainability with building occupants and resulted in the achievement of an overall energy intensity of 254 ekWh/m2 (equivalent kilowatt hours per square metre). RBC also received an Action & Innovation award in 2011 for its leadership and superior commitment to energy reduction and efficiency.
The Race to Reduce competition challenges Toronto region office building landlords and tenants to publicly commit to work together to reduce the total energy use in participating office buildings by at least 10 per cent over four years. RBC has been part of the Race since its inception two years ago.

The 2012 Race to Reduce annual awards attracted leaders from across Toronto and recognized and celebrated many of the participating landlords, tenants and properties. Five of the properties that were recognized are occupied by RBC employees: 315 Front Street, Bell Trinity Square, RBC Centre, Royal Bank Plaza, in Toronto, and 6880 Financial Drive, in Mississauga.

RBC has a long standing commitment to environmental sustainability dating back to the launch of our first Corporate Environmental Policy in 1991. In 2007 we published the RBC Environmental Blueprint, a clear articulation of our corporate environmental policy, priorities and objectives. The RBC Environmental Blueprint describes how we approach environmental matters and includes 44 medium-and long-term commitments, including seven commitments specific to energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

RBC is presented with a 2012 Race to Reduce Action & Innovation award (from left to right: Meghan Case, Property Manager, Cadillac Fairview; Sandeep Kembhavi, Energy & Sustainability Analyst, RBC; Ruth Weiner, Manager, Energy & Environment, RBC; Nathan Mordaunt, General Manager, Cadillac Fairview; Nadeem Shabbar, Vice-President, Corporate Real Estate, RBC; and Mitzi Hunter, CEO, CivicAction)

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