The City of Edmonton's program for the benchmarking, reporting and disclosure of large building energy consumption, launched in 2017, includes:
- Energy reporting: Building owners submit whole building utility data and property characteristics to the City of Edmonton.
- Benchmarking: Buildings are compared to similar buildings in order to determine relative performance.
- Disclosure: Building owners make all or some of the benchmarking results and building data public. This can take on many forms.
For details, please read the program summary.
The goal of the program is to collect information on large building energy performance and provide it to interested stakeholders, in order to improve energy efficiency and significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions in large buildings. This approach has been successful in other jurisdictions.