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 labelling initiative announced by the Federal Government in the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

How to Participate in Year 6

Year 6 of the Building Energy Benchmarking (BEB) Program has been officially launched and we are accepting new registrations. The program is for owners and operators of buildings (over 1,000 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, and access to financial incentives ($6,000/building) to help offset the cost of an energy audit.

To meet the Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) program eligibility requirement, new BEB applicants may register for the Building Energy Benchmarking Program using the Year 6 Building Registration and Consent Form.

Learn about the benefits of participating below. To participate:

  1. Sign Up. Complete the online Building Registration and Consent Form indicating which buildings will participate. The deadline for registration is October 15, 2022. Find out more about the  registration and consent .
  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 for assistance.
  3. Share Data. Once your building profiles are complete, you will receive a request to share certain details about your building with the City. The deadline for data submission is November 15, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Marni Devlin-Moses at marni.devlinmoses@edmonton.ca.

Energy Audit Rebate Program

The City of Edmonton will provide a one-time rebate of 30% of the cost, up to $6,000, per eligible building. A maximum of 3 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 program.
  • Have undergone an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level 2 commercial energy audit.
  • 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.

See the information sheet to learn about the  application process and eligibility . Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2022. If you’re ready to apply, please fill out this application formFind out more about the application form.

Information Sessions and Benchmarking Workshops

Information Sessions and Workshops (1 hour) provide an overview of the program including background information, program design and benefits of participation. One-on-one support sessions can also be set up for registered participants who need additional help with the data collection and submission process.

Dates and registration for Information Sessions and Workshops will be posted shortly. Please check back for more information.

Program Results

Edmonton’s Year 5 Building Energy Benchmarking Report  includes highlights from Year 5, comparisons of results from previous years and a number of building showcases that exemplify high-performing, energy efficient buildings in Edmonton.

Due to the growing number of participating buildings, we've introduced an online interactive dashboard that allows users to quickly and easily explore the results of the benchmarking program with building level data and broad category information.

Energy Benchmarking Newsletter

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

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