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Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Proposed Regulation
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April 5, 2017

The Large Building Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulation is now enacted by The Ontario Ministry of Energy (MOE).

The Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) initiative was introduced to help building owners improve their building's energy and water efficiency. 

We would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution of our EWRB Task force whose consensus formed the basis of our Policy Recommendations to the Ministry of Energy. 
Highlights:
Name of the Regulation: Ontario Regulation 20/17: Ontario's Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use
What buildings are covered?  Commercial (including shopping centres), Multi-Use Residential Buildings (w/more than 10 residential units), some industrial buildings
What buildings are excluded? Data centres, trading floors, TV studios, public buildings (federal, provincial and municipal), most industrial - manufacturing & agricultural 
When is the first reporting deadline? July 1, 2018 for 2017 consumption (starting with buildings greater than 250,000 s.f.)
What is reported? Monthly energy and water consumption, GHG emissions and intensity, building characteristics info
How is it reported? Using Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Where is it reported? Ministry of Energy reporting portal by July 1, of every year, starting 2018
How is it implemented? Phased implementation, starting with buildings greater or equal to 250,000 s.f. 
Implementation schedule: Buildings greater or equal to 250,000 s.f. (2018); Buildings greater or equal 100,000 s.f. (2019); Buildings greater or equal to 50,000 s.f. (2020) 
 
For more details visit: http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/ontarios-ewrb/


More reading

Large Building Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Initiative
Bill 150 – Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009  
Bill 135 - Energy Statute Law Amendment Act (Conservation and Long-Term Energy Planning), 2015
BOMA Toronto Energy Reporting & Benchmarking Policy Document
BOMA Toronto’s Deposition to the Standing Committee on General Government 

 

If you have any questions about BOMA Toronto's position on mandatory energy reporting and benchmarking, contact Director of Sustainability and Building Technologies, Bala Gnanam at bgnanam@bomatoronto.org.