September 2, 2010
Allstream Centre, in Toronto’s Exhibition Place, has received the Environmental Stewardship Certificate, from Direct Energy Business, for its commitment to green power.
Since opening in 2009, Allstream Centre has been powered with 100-per-cent green energy, through the purchase of Renewable Energy Attributes (REAs) and is also targeting LEED Silver Certification.
Between October, 2009, and September, 2010, the venue, on the radar of meeting and event planners. was provided with 4.2-million kilowatt hours of Renewable Energy Attributes, equivalent to the amount of electricity used.
These REAs, which come from EcoLogo-certified generation facilities, prove that one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from a renewable source – wind, solar, low-impact hydro, biomass, biodiesel or geothermal power – and delivered into a power grid.
By comparison, the same amount of electricity produced using conventional fuels emits a national average of just over 5.607-million pounds of carbon dioxide.
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