Buildings can now report energy and water usage for 2019

Friday, June 19, 2020

Building owners and managers can now report energy and water usage for 2019 to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, according to a recently released update on the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) initiative.

Reporting deadline extension

The ministry states that the outbreak of COVID-19 may have a significant impact on large building owners’ ability to satisfy the July 1, 2020 reporting deadline. Due to the challenges created as a direct consequence of COVID-19, the ministry will accept the submission of 2019 data from large building owners until October 1, 2020.

Amendment to O. Reg. 506/18

The ministry has amended O. Reg. 506/18 to delay the roll-out of the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking initiative to buildings between 50,000 and 100,000 square feet until 2023, allowing three additional years for small building owners to prepare for reporting their energy and water usage data.

For help with reporting, visit the ministry website for a checklist and guide. Building owners and managers can find more information on who needs to report and how to report at https://www.ontario.ca/reportenergywater.

Further questions can be directed to EWRB Support at 1-844-274-0689 or ewrbsupport@ontario.ca.

Another alternative is to join one of the EWRB reporting webinars at https://energy.adobeconnect.com/rq25akzgm166/ Webinar dates include: June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3 and September 17. Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. Conference line: 416-212-8101 or 1-866-602-5423 — Conference ID: 6625319

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