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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 in Year 4

The program is for owners and operators of buildings (over 10,000 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 ($10,000/building) to help offset the cost of an energy audit.

Learn about the benefits of participating below.

To participate:

  1. Sign Up. Complete the Building Registration and Consent Form indicating which buildings will participate. The deadline for registration is October 22, 2020. Find out more about the registration and consent form.
  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, 2020.

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 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.

Learn about the application process and eligibility in this information sheet. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2020. If you’re ready to apply, please fill out this application form. Find out more about the form.

Information Sessions and Benchmarking Workshops

Upcoming Information Session - October 15, 2020

This hour-long online session will provide a background on the Building Energy Benchmarking Program, share details about how to participate and highlight the benefits of involvement.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 8-9:00am
Format: Google Meet; a link to the meeting will be sent after registration.

Please complete this form by Tuesday, October 13, to register. 

Sessions and Workshops By Request:

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.

Request an information session or benchmarking workshop for you, your company or organization by sending an email to the contacts listed.

Program Results

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.

Edmonton's Year 3 Report will be available soon.

Energy Benchmarking Newsletter

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

Take Action

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Marni Devlin-Moses

Title Commercial Program Coordinator



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