Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB

Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB

Public Workshop

Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Duration: 3 Hours
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. EST Plus instructor Q&A for 15 minutes following.
Location: Online via Teams *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar two days before it takes place.

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.

Event 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 and 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, as well as other course materials, will be provided in advance of the course 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).

Instructor: Matthew Hirsch, Principal, Purpose Building Inc.

About the CaGBC

The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.

Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.







6/17/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.