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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 ($1,500/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 15, 2017.
  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 the Benchmarking Support Services listed below 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 September 29, 2017.

Energy Audit Rebate Program

The City of Edmonton will provide a one-time rebate of up to $1,500 per building (three maximum per building owner per year) to help cover the cost of a commercial energy audit. 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, 2017.
  • 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 by February 28, 2018 to qualify for a rebate.

Information Sessions and Benchmarking Workshops

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

Benchmarking Workshops 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.

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Lisa Dockman

Title Energy Transition Project Manager



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