Ottawa commits to smart buildings across Canada

The federal government says that it will roll out its Smart Buildings initiative to up to 100 public buildings across Canada over the next three years.

As part of a commitment to making buildings more efficient and reduce greenhouse gases, the government ran a pilot in the National Capital Region, and will now expand it.

Smart Buildings improves the way the government monitors and controls mechanical, heating, cooling and lighting systems.

"The Smart Buildings initiative allows us to make a real impact by implementing innovative technologies and identifying opportunities for energy savings. The result is lower overall energy costs for federal buildings and a reduced carbon footprint. I am proud that the Government of Canada is taking steps to be a leader in protecting the environment," said Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the minister of public services and procurement.

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