Regulation and policy can drastically affect an organization’s energy conservation framework.

Learn why energy policy and regulation matters to business.

Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking initiative (EWRB)

Ontario Regulation 506/18: REPORTING OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND WATER USE, requires buildings in the Province of Ontario to report yearly the property’s water and energy use for buildings 50,000 square feet or larger. Commencing July 1, 2019, commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential facilities 100,000 square feet and larger will report energy and water use and other details such as gross floor area. The goal of this initiative is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions emanating from large buildings in the Province.

For additional information on Ontario’s EWRB initiative, you may visit the following links:
Regulation Guidelines: Guide to energy and water reporting
EWRB Building Types: Buildings that must comply
EWRB Description: Measure energy and water use for large buildings

What is ISO 50001 — Energy Management Standard

Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS).
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso50001.htm

NYSERDA Commercial Real Time Energy Management Program

New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) has recently developed a program which offers cost-shared incentives for Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) technologies to collect data about a building, and use that data to optimize the building’s energy usage. Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Program

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario’s five year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy, released June 2016.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/climate-change-action-plan

Global Building Energy Efficiency Policies Database

Interactive tool from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which lists the energy efficiency policies in place for the selected country along with energy efficiency building codes, labels and incentives for each jurisdiction. https://goo.gl/evyXhq

ISO 50001: the backbone of successful energy performance

The international energy management standard draws on global best practice from more than 50 countries. Evidence shows that ISO 50001 accredited organisations are achieving energy performance improvements of 10 per cent or more, often through low and no-cost measures.
http://www.inprovaenergy.com/blog/iso-50001-the-backbone-of-successful-energy-performance

LEED Points Available for Energy Metering

US Green Build Council’s guide to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points available for Energy Metering.
http://www.usgbc.org/credits/ea31

New York City Local Law 88 (LL88) – Lighting Upgrades and Submetering

LL88 requires large non-residential buildings to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards, and to install electrical sub-meters for each large non-residential tenant space and provide monthly energy statements.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/plan/ll88.shtml

Energy Strategy for the C-Suite

Article from Harvard Business Review Magazine on how an effective energy strategy which includes big data energy analytics could become a competitive advantage for many companies.
Full source article is found here

Energy Benchmarking

Natural Resources Canada website on the basics of energy benchmarking and NRCAN’s national building energy benchmarking initiative.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/buildings/energy-benchmarking/building/18260#details-panel20

Value of Submetering

CircuitMeter’s blog on the evolution of submetering technology and use. Substantial Reductions in Energy Use Possible