CaGBC National Energy Benchmarking Framework Whitepaper
We’ve been working alongside CaGBC, consulting stakeholders and developing a white paper as the first steps toward creating a National Energy Benchmarking Framework. The framework, focused on consistency, effectiveness, transparency, and capacity building, will provide a means to simplify and streamline policy implementation for governments and support the pursuit of strategic investments in building improvements and energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions targets.
- Benchmarking and reporting is as a first step toward large-scale energy efficiency improvements.
- The intent of the Framework is to support local governments developing programs that encourage or require building owners to benchmark and report annually on their energy use and GHG emissions.
- A consistent framework across Canada will make it easier for building owners and managers to benchmark their buildings across jurisdictions.