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Deadlines and information for Toronto’s energy and water reporting requirements

March 15, 2024  By  Anthony Capkun

March 15, 2024 – As part of implementing its new energy and water reporting bylaw (1283-2023, under Chapter 367 of Toronto’s Municipal Code), the City of Toronto has opened a reporting link where owners of large buildings are to annually report their energy and water use.

This year, the reporting requirement applies to buildings that are 50,000 square feet or larger. (Buildings 10,000 square feet and larger will be required to report in 2025.)

The deadline for reporting 2023 building energy and water use is July 2, 2024.

Owners of buildings this size are already required to report the same data to the Province of Ontario, notes the city. To simplify the process, owners will report their data to both the city and the province using the same free online tool called Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

More information about the reporting requirement—and how to report—is available on the city’s Energy and Water Reporting webpage.

The city will use the data to compare buildings’ performance and design future programs, policies, and supports to help Toronto property owners improve their energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions.

Informational webinars

The City of Toronto is hosting two webinars to help you understand the energy and water reporting bylaw, and how to report your data:

Energy and Water Reporting Bylaw for Existing Buildings
March 19, noon to 12:45 pm

How to report
April 25, noon to 12:45 pm

“By tracking energy and water usage, large building owners will unlock opportunities to reduce emissions, save on utility costs, and make their buildings more efficient,” said Jennifer McKelvie, Deputy Mayor.

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