Why data transparency is important
Tenants, investors and the public are increasingly requesting information about sustainability commitments, including the actions taken and results achieved. Voluntarily disclosing energy, water and carbon data from the buildings that we live, work and play in, demonstrates that data transparency is a core value of your sustainability strategy.
Tracking a building’s performance and publicly disclosing the data is not new. Many European countries and U.S. states and cities require building energy disclosure and benchmarking. However, public energy disclosure is in its infancy in Canada, with only Ontario currently requiring public reporting of building energy data.
With the Disclosure Challenge initiative, CaGBC demonstrates the value of data transparency and removes barriers to enable more municipal and provincial jurisdictions to move forward with the public reporting of building performance data.