Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB

Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's EWRB


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

DURATION: 4 hours
TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. EST Sign-in begins at 8:30 A.M.
LOCATION: Evergreen Brick Works

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 to 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 fora 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 on 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 will be provided in advance of the course with your workbook through CaGBC Central.

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

A digital copy of the presentation slides is included in the registration fee.


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EGPs and students are eligible to receive 30% off registration. Please email to register with this special rate.

* Early bird pricing ends February 13th, 2019
** This is a Greater Toronto Chapter event open to the public and providing special *member pricing* to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member.



This workshop will be delivered by Matthew Hirsch of Purpose Building.
Please arrive at 8:30 to sign-in to this event.

Please bring a laptop with you to the workshop.

For questions regarding this event please contact Paul Erlichman  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.

2/27/2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Evergreen Brick Works, Blake Room 550 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON M4W 3X8 CANADA
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.