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Learn how energy efficiency and conservation can be incorporated into large buildings

Climate Change is the top sustainability and resiliency challenge facing Edmonton. It puts social, economical and environmental systems at risk and we are not insulated from those risks.

39% of Edmonton’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 42% of our city’s energy consumption is from all buildings (residential and large buildings). Large commercial, institutional and industrial buildings use 23% of energy and produce 19% of GHG emissions.

In order reduce our GHG emissions and lessen the effects of climate change, the City developed a Building Energy Benchmarking Pilot program to help large building owners and operators reduce their building energy use and reduce community GHG emissions in Edmonton.


Commercial Buildings: Businesses that serve customers or provide retail services.

Industrial Buildings: Buildings that house the manufacture of goods or a supporting industry.

Institutional Buildings: Buildings that typically house service organizations like government offices, hospitals and schools.

Take Action

Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Program

A new rebate program that provides financial incentives for energy efficiency upgrades to commercial and institutional buildings

Building Energy Benchmarking Program

Information on the large building energy reporting and disclosure program, including rationale, benefits and what's included

Learn More And Take Action

Learn more about climate change, energy and our strategies for adaptation and resilience. Get tips on how to take action against climate change and reduce our impact on the environment.

Change For Climate

What actions are you willing to take to protect our quality of life?


We offer a variety of financial incentives for different sectors in Edmonton. See which ones apply to you and make a Change For Climate.

Connect With Us!

For More Information

Lisa Dockman

Title Energy Transition Project Manager



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