EWRB Workshop: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training


Fri June 28, 2019, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton City Hall - Hamilton,
Education (Chapter)


Workshop Details

Date: Friday, June 28th, 2019
Time: 8.00am - 12.00pm (Registration begins at 7.45am)
Location: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W (Map)


Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into this hands-on, participation-focused workshop on how to report to Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking regulation using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

This workshop is structured to provide participants step-by-step guidance on how to comply with the Ministry of Energy's (MOE) energy and water reporting requirements. The guidance provided will range from understanding which buildings need to report, all the way through to how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to generate the required submission the the MOE. This workshop will include guided examples of how to report for a range of buildings types including office, retail, high rise residential, and industrial.

Participants will learn how to set up their own accounts and building profiles in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, where to go to gather utility data, and how to enter data once you have it in hand. The benefits on energy and water benchmarking and the meaning of your building's ENERGY STAR score, as well as other performance metrics for the regulation will also be explored.

As a highly interactive workshop, participants will be encouraged to ask questions, and will receive one-on-one support as they work through their Portfolio Manager profiles. Participants are encouraged to complete the CaGBC's Introduction to Energy Benchmarking and Ontario's Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Large Buildings on-demand webinars before participating in this workshop (these courses are provided free to registrants of this workshop).

It is also recommended, though not required, that participants create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account before the workshop, and bring details about their buildings or utility data to use as examples. Instructions for creating an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account will be provided in advance of the course. 

This workshop is made possible through generous funding by The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), and is presented in partnership with Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the City of Hamilton.

Workshop Instructor

Eric ChisholmEric Chisholm


Eric has been providing strategic direction and technical solutions to sustainability and energy management for over 10 years. He most recently served in the role of Manager of National Energy Performance, Sustainability & Energy at WSP. His experience delivering carbon reduction strategies, portfolio planning, energy audits, retro-commissioning, and LEED certification has supported hundreds of individual properties across Canada and portfolios representing tens of thousands of properties. Eric was named an Emerging Leader in Canada’s 2016 Clean50.


  CaGBC or Sustainable Hamilton Burlington Not-yet Member
Regular FREE $25


Please bring a laptop to this workshop. A digital copy of the presentation slides will be sent to participants a day before the workshop.

 If you have any questions about this event please contact Nicole Viduka at nviduka@cagbc.org.



Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West
Postal Code:
L8P 4Y5