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 in Year 3
This 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.
For more information and background on participating in the program, please see the participation guide.
Registration in Year 3 of the program will open soon.
Energy Audit Rebate Program
The City of Edmonton will provide a one-time rebate of 50% of the cost, up to $10,000, per eligible building. 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.
- 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.
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.
These workshops will be offered later in the year.
Edmonton’s Year 2 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
- Get a commercial energy audit for your building and qualify for a rebate. Start by reviewing the companies listed on Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance.
- Participate in BOMA BEST, a green building certification program for sustainable operations and maintenance of existing buildings.
- Sign up for NRCan's Monthly Newsletter, Heads Up: Building Energy Efficiency.