City of Calgary Continues BenchmarkYYC With a 5-Year GRID Commitment

OPEN Technologies Signs Five-Year Agreement with the City of Calgary for GRID Benchmarking and Reporting Platform

Vancouver-based OPEN Technologies is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its ongoing partnership with the City of Calgary. The company has officially inked a five-year commitment with the City for the continued use of OPEN’s GRID benchmarking and reporting platform, solidifying their collaboration in advancing energy efficiency and decarbonization in existing buildings.

The City of Calgary has been utilizing OPEN’s cutting-edge technology for the past two years under a temporary contract to support their BenchmarkYYC program, which incentivizes continuous improvement in energy performance for commercial buildings. “We look forward to further developing our partnership with OPEN Technologies,” says Brent Downey, Corporate Environmental Specialist, City of Calgary. “Their GRID platform has given us an innovative tool to support our building community on their path toward saving energy and lowering emissions.”

OPEN Technologies is deeply committed to supporting the City of Calgary’s 2023-2026 Climate Implementation Plan. “We are proud to extend our partnership with the City of Calgary,” said Dave Ramslie, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of OPEN Technologies. “Their recent adoption of the Climate Implementation Plan shows the City’s commitment to accelerating improved energy use, reducing climate risk and working towards net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. We feel fortunate to be associated with such bold leadership and look forward to supporting Calgary in their goal of retrofitting buildings to a net-zero standard.”

The five-year agreement between OPEN Technologies and the City of Calgary underscores the company’s dedication to innovation, sustainability, and long-lasting partnerships. Together, they will accelerate the pathway to a low carbon future which should be welcome news after what has been a difficult summer for many Canadians who are already enduring the impacts of climate change.

See the full press release [PDF] for more details.