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 labelling initiative announced by the Federal Government in the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

How to Participate in Year 7

Year 7 of the Building Energy Benchmarking (BEB) Program has been officially launched and we are accepting new registrations. The program is for owners and operators of buildings (over 1,000 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, and access to financial incentives  to help offset costs of retrofits (BERA program).

To meet the Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) program eligibility requirement, new BEB applicants may register for the Building Energy Benchmarking Program using the Year 7 Building Registration and Consent Form.

Learn about the benefits of participating below. To participate:

  1. Sign Up. Complete the online Building Registration and Consent Form indicating which buildings will participate. The deadline for registration is October 15, 2023Find 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, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Marni Devlin Moses at marni.devlinmoses@edmonton.ca.

Information Sessions and Benchmarking Workshops

Information Sessions and Workshops provide an overview of the program including background information, program design and benefits of participation. One-on-one support sessions can also be set up for registered participants who need additional help with the data collection and submission process.

Dates and registration for Information Sessions and Workshops will be posted when they are scheduled.

Program Results

Edmonton’s Year 6 Building Energy Benchmarking Report  includes highlights from Year 6, along with comparisons of results from previous years.

Due to the continued growth in the  number of participating buildings, we've again used our online interactive dashboard to allow users to quickly and easily explore the results of the benchmarking program with building level data and broad category information.

Take Action

  • Get a commercial energy audit for your building to better understand your building’s energy performance. 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.