WPC and WorldGBC sign energy conservation MoU
January 17, 2012 - The World Plumbing Council (WPC) and World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to achieve common objectives toward energy and water conservation in building construction and operation.
By Alyssa Dalton
Sustainability for the built environment presents a great challenge for communities around the world and buildings account for a significant percentage of resources, such as energy, used globally, said the organizations.
The MoU defines a collaborative partnership to achieve:
• improved efficiency of buildings in both energy consumption and water usage;
• reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions and ecological footprint of buildings;
• adaption of construction outcomes to regional climate changes; and
• development of capacity in all phases of design, construction and maintenance to realize these goals.
The MoU was signed by WPC chairman GP Russ Chaney and WorldGBC chairman Tony Arnel prior to the start of the WGBC Congress 2011 in Toronto, Ont., last October.
It is quite evident the plumbing industry can make major contributions to energy conservation, said Chaney, adding that the organization is “committed to this initiative and the many synergies that are present between the WPC and the WorldGBC.”