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
Natural Resources Canada website on the basics of energy benchmarking and NRCAN’s national building energy benchmarking initiative.
New York City’s Building Emission Law, LL97
New York City’s Building Emission Law, LL97, was passed into law in 2019 to set carbon emissions caps for energy use in New York City’s largest buildings. LL97, which comes into force in 2024, sets limits on carbon emissions per square foot and affects buildings over 25,000 sq. ft.
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.
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.
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.
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) first published in 2014 to implement Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), is an energy assessment scheme that is mandatory for large organisations in the UK with more than 250 employees, turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet total of €43m. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator. To determine whether your UK firm qualifies as a large undertaking and therefore is required to comply with ESOS, visit ESOS Phase 2 Qualification.
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, is a UK scheme designed to incentivize energy efficiency and cut emissions throughout the UK’s public and private sectors. The scheme applies to large users such as supermarkets, water companies, banks, local authorities and all central government departments. Organisations that meet the qualification criteria are required to participate, and must buy allowances for every tonne of carbon they emit.
Streamline Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme has been introduced to replace the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). The framework was launched 2019 and will affect around 12,000 businesses within the UK. All UK quoted companies will be required to report on their global energy use in addition to greenhouse gas emissions in their annual Directors’ Report. SECR scheme also requires large unquoted companies and limited liability partnerships to disclose their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and related information
Mandatory Carbon Reporting
Under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013, all quoted companies are required to measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and report this annually in their Directors report. The reporting must enable a clear understanding of the companies operations for which emissions data has been reported. Emissions data must be expressed as an intensity ratio, such as emissions per unit of sales revenue or floor space. For additional information, visit: Carbon Trust: Mandatory Carbon Reporting
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).
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.
Value of Submetering
CircuitMeter’s blog on the evolution of submetering technology and use.
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.