In many industrial buildings, the landlord or the owner of the building provides the HVAC unit that's on the roof, but the tenant pays the utility costs. It's a bit the reverse of what you said, but it's the same problem. Most of those rooftop units operate at between 50% and 60% efficiency right now, so you're burning gas, but new technology is coming that will deliver up to 80% or 90%. With existing technology you can get it up to 80%, but when the unit fails, the owner of the building doesn't have an incentive to replace it with a more energy-efficient unit because the tenant's paying the utilities. The tenant's complaining that their unit's broken, so they just change the unit out as cheaply as they can; they don't really have to recognize that the tenant is going to pay for the utilities. One of the ideas proposed yesterday was to put incentives in place so that owners can change those units out more easily, taking advantage of incentives, so the tenants end up with lower energy costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Evidence of meeting #94 for Environment and Sustainable Development in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was energy.
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