FirstService Energy was created in 2009 to serve as the energy management and advisory affiliate of FirstService Residential, North America’s largest manager of residential communities. Their energy experts help building owners and residents enhance their building’s energy efficiency by developing strategies to reduce energy costs, consumption, and emissions. With their unique approach to energy management through the application of state-of-the-art data analysis, they are able to evaluate each property’s energy consumption and then customize cost-effective solutions that ensure efficiency and shrink environmental impact. FirstService Energy has helped FirstService Residential clients save more than $23 million in energy costs as well as reduce their carbon footprint by 16%.
FirstService Energy views its partnership with the Better Buildings Challenge as a natural extension of its commitment to collecting energy data and benchmarking the FirstService Residential portfolio. Utilizing its proprietary FirstService Energy data energy management system for each managed property, FirstService Energy identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and works with the building's property manager to implement cost effective energy saving solutions. To drive stakeholder engagement, all of the building data and analyses are made available to each building’s board members via the FirstService Energy report card. The report card details a building’s consumption data, provides comparisons to like buildings, and includes detailed commodity breakdowns. It also provides a comprehensive analysis so that informed decisions on how best to improve energy performance can be made.
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
20% Reduction in Portfolio Energy Intensity from a 2011 baseline by 2022. Based on a commitment of 75 million square feet.
|1.2%Average Annual % Improvement|