The Canada Green Building Council has been partnering with Efficiency Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and Natural Resources Canada to develop a provincial energy benchmarking pilot for Nova Scotia.

Members of the Nova Scotia development community are invited to an information session on the program and a discussion with peers and industry experts as we collaboratively develop solutions to move energy benchmarking forward.  The online session by Zoom for developers is scheduled for September 23rd, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AST. Please confirm attendance to the program information session by email to lryan@cagbc.org.

Building energy benchmarking, disclosure, and labelling (BDL) programs are identified as a key market transformation strategy in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate (PCF) and offer numerous potential benefits for provinces, and Canada as a whole. In anticipation of future federal regulatory requirements various government BDL programs have been successfully implemented across Canada in recent years. These programs have offered useful examples for the development of a Nova Scotian pilot.

There are already 57 building enrolled in the pilot including those belonging to private developers.  Program participants can:

  • Track & manage energy/water/waste consumption
  • Identify potential areas for improvement, optimization, and savings
  • Maintain your competitive edge by identifying how well your building is using energy compared to similar buildings in the area
  • Quickly generate reports on your building and share with potential buyers
    and tenants
  • Get support from Efficiency Nova Scotia throughout the program
  • Potentially receive awards & recognition for program participation

Find out more about the program here: Nova Scotia Energy Benchmarking Pilot Program