EWRB Workshop: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training


Wed February 27, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works - Toronto,
Education (Chapter)


Workshop Details

Date: Wednesday, February 27th 2019
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (Registration begins at 8.30am)
LocationEvergreen Brick Works - Blake Room; 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto (map) 


Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Ontario's Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation

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. 


Workshop Instructor

Matthew Hirsch
Principal, Purpose Building 

Matthew Hirsch has a wide range of project experience in developing, assessing and implementing sustainability strategies for clients in existing and new buildings. From working with clients to develop project or portfolio goals, to implementing practical solutions to reach those targets, Matthew has worked on buildings and projects along all stages of their sustainability journey. Over the last 5 years, he has been involved with over 50 LEED projects including, certification some of Canada’s largest commercial office developments and multi-unit residential communities, and has a variety of experience in building performance benchmarking and auditing.




  Member              Not-yet Member  Students/ EGP
Early bird* $160 $215 30%
Regular $180 $235 30%

*Early bird pricing ends two weeks before the workshop, on February 13th 2019.
Students or EGP members get 30% discount off the regular pricing. Please send an email to education@cagbc.org with proof of student status to get access to this discounted pricing.


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 Yvonne at yho@cagbc.org.




Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Postal Code:
M4W 3X8