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Edmonton's Building Energy Benchmarking Program improves building energy efficiency, and contributes to significant energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction by providing owners with information about their building. The program supports building owners and operators to reduce energy consumption and will help them transition to the mandatory building energy labeling initiative announced by the Federal Government in the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

How To Participate

This pilot program is for owners and operators of buildings (over 20,000 square feet) in Edmonton. Anyone can register, however the building owner must consent to participation. Participants will benefit from technical support, customized building benchmarking reports, tenant education workshops and access to financial incentives (up to $10,000/building) to help offset the cost of an energy audit.

Read the program summary for details, learn about the benefits of participating and share the invitation letter with your team.

To participate:

  1. Sign Up. Complete the online Building Registration and Consent Form indicating which buildings will participate. The deadline for registration is September 30, 2018. Find out more about the registration and consent form.
  2. Collect Information. Follow the instructions in the Participation Guide and the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Toolkit helping you create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager building profile for each registered building. Please contact Benchmarking Support Services at energystar@edmonton.ca or 1-855-999-8012 for assistance for assistance.
  3. Share Data. Once your building profiles are complete, you will receive an email request to share certain details about your building with the City via ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The deadline for data submission is October 31, 2018.

Energy Audit Rebate Program

The City of Edmonton will provide a one-time rebate of up to $5,000 per eligible building with up to an additional $5,000 available as a bonus for those who complete the submission process by November 30, 2018. A maximum of three rebates can be provided per owner or ownership group, as defined by the City of Edmonton at its sole discretion, each year to help cover the cost of an energy audit in participating buildings. Eligible buildings must:

  • Participate in Edmonton’s Building Energy Benchmarking pilot program and agree to participate in future years.
  • Have undergone an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level 2 commercial energy audit since January 1, 2018.
  • Share the audit report with the City, along with proof of payment for the audit services. The audit report must be comprehensive and meet certain criteria to ensure quality.

Learn about the application process and eligibility in this information sheet, and complete this application form to qualify for a rebate. Find out more about what’s included in the registration and consent form. 

Information Sessions and Benchmarking Workshops

Information Sessions (1 hour) provide an overview of the program including background information, program design and benefits of participation.

Benchmarking Workshops (1 to 2 hours) provide one-on-one support to registered participants for data collection and submission processes.

Request an information session or benchmarking workshop for you, your company or organization by sending an email to the contacts listed. There are no costs associated with these bookings.

Program Results

Edmonton’s 2016 Building Energy Benchmarking Report includes a summary of the participating buildings from year one and an analysis of their energy performance compared to local and national benchmarks. There are also a number of building showcases, featuring many examples of high-performing, energy efficient buildings in Edmonton.

Energy Benchmarking Newsletter

Receive program-related updates and announcements, as well as email notifications of upcoming energy savings programs

Take Action

Energy efficiency programs and information for large buildings and communities.

For More Information

Benchmarking Support Services

Telephone

1-855-999-8012

Email energystar@edmonton.ca

Laura De Carolis

Title Senior Environmental Project Manager
Telephone

780-442-0883

Email laura.decarolis@edmonton.ca

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