New Energy Reporting Requirements Coming to Ontario
Updated on February 10th, 2021
Own or manage a multi residential building in Ontario? You’ll soon be required by law to report on their energy use. These new requirements for annual energy reporting on the overall energy and water use of large buildings are part of the Green Energy Act, legislation originally set in place in 2009 to encourage energy conservation, among other things. Larger buildings will have to act quick, as they will be impacted first: Multi residential buildings with more than 10 units, that are also 100,000 square feet or more, will be required to file their first report by July 1, 2019 for the 2018 calendar year. Smaller multi residential buildings at 50,000 square feet will be required to file their first report the following year, on July 1, 2020 for the 2019 calendar year. The reporting required won’t be as simple as sending in utility bills however; the data must be input using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, an industry standard tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used specifically for benchmarking.