Get trained on energy benchmarking with Canada Green Building Council
September 1, 2016 - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is launching new training on energy benchmarking strategies and regulation for both private and public sector stakeholders this month.
By Renée Francoeur
Titled “Introduction to Energy Benchmarking, and Understanding Ontario’s Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Large Buildings”, these courses will introduce the general processes for accurate data collection, show participants how to create a building profile and successfully use Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and discuss Ontario’s upcoming Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulation.
CaGBC says it is providing training to support the industry in meeting upcoming requirements like those in Ontario, where the reporting of annual benchmarking results for large commercial buildings will soon become mandatory province-wide. Several other jurisdictions, including the City of Vancouver and Manitoba, are also considering similar legislation.
“The CaGBC is pleased to be offering these two new courses which will help the industry better understand and adopt energy benchmarking practices and regulations,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of Canada Green Building Council. “By implementing these practices, building owners and managers have access to key data on the performance of their buildings, which enables them to make strategic investments in operational improvements, technology upgrades, and retrofits in an effort to conserve more energy, reduce emissions and realize financial savings.”
Registration is now open for the first round of energy benchmarking courses, with the first webinar taking place on September 14, 2016. Courses can be taken separately or together, with both webinar and classroom options available.
For more information on these courses and to register, visit cagbc.org/ebcourses.