With funding from TAF, the Canada Green Building Council created this national energy reporting and benchmarking framework guide. Energy reporting policies are one of the most effective means to drive down energy consumption on a city-wide scale.
Already in place in many U.S. jurisdictions, Canadian provinces and local governments are only beginning to consider energy benchmarking regulations. An ERB mandates that the energy consumed in large buildings be publicly reported and benchmarked against similar buildings. This paper will provide support to local and provincial governments to create a standardized approach to energy benchmarking and simplify the policy development and implementation process.