April 5, 2018
Ontario building owners may need to benchmark energy and water use annually.
Commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings 250,000 square feet or larger are required to submit a report using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
The first deadline to submit is July 1, 2018. Other details are required, such as gross floor area and number of occupants.
The province aims for requirements to be fully phased in by 2020. In that time, it will include more buildings, eventually reaching those 50,000 square feet and larger.
Phase one of the regulation – Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use – was launched in January 2018. It aims to help building owners benchmark property energy and water use, identify ways to reduce energy and water use, compare performance and measure improvements over time.
Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement mandatory benchmarking and disclosure legislation. www.ontario.ca/energyreporting