Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB

Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB

Public Workshop

Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation 

DATE: July 22nd, 2019
TIME: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. EST Sign-in begins at 7:45 A.M.
LOCATION: Markham City Hall, 101 Town Centre Blvd.

In an effort to reduce this delivery's carbon footprint, the CaGBC provides all course materials digitally. You will receive access to the materials one day prior to the delivery of this course through our learning platform CaGBC Central. Although it is not necessary, you are able to save and print this workbook to follow along during the course or keep a digital copy to bring on your laptop or tablet.

Course Highlights:

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into this hands-on, participation-focused workshop on how to report to Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking regulation using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This workshop is structured to provide participants step by step guidance on how to comply with the Ministry of Energy's (MOE) energy and water reporting requirements. The guidance provided will range from understanding which buildings need to report, all the way through how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to generate the required submission to the MOE. This workshop will include guided examples of how to report for a range of building types, including office, retail, high-rise residential and industrial. 

Participants will learn how to set up their own accounts and building profiles in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, where to go to gather utility data, and how to enter data once you have it in hand. The benefits of energy and water benchmarking an the meaning of your building's ENERGY STAR score, as well as other performance metrics for the regulation will be explored. As a highly interactive workshop, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and will receive one-on-one support as they work through their Portfolio Manager profiles.

Participants are encouraged to complete the CaGBC's Introduction to Energy Benchmarking and Ontario's Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Large Buildings On-Demand courses before participating in this workshop. These courses are free to registrants of this workshop. To participate in these On-Demand courses, please email for access instructions. It is also recommended, though not required, that participants create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account before the workshop and bring details about their buildings and/or utility data to use as examples. Instructions for creating an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account will be provided in advance of the course with your workbook through CaGBC Central, our online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation requirements and process
2. Create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account and a custom building profile
3. Collect and enter utility data and building space use information into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
4. Prepare complete and accurate reporting to the Ministry of Energy

This workshop is made possible through generous funding by The Atmospheric Fund (TAF).

Workshop Partners: Climate Wise Business Network and the City of Markham.







Please arrive at 7:45 AM to sign-in to this event.

This course will be delivered by Matthew Hirsch, Principal, Purpose Building.

For questions regarding this event please contact Paul at
About the Chapter
Hosted by the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter.

The CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter seeks to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

7/22/2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Markham City Hall, York Room, 101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L3R9W3 CANADA
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.