EWRB Workshop: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training


Mon July 22, 2019, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Markham City Hall - Markham, ON
Education (Chapter)


Workshop Details

Date: Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Time: 8.00am - 12.00pm (Registration begins at 7.45am)
Location: Markham City Hall - York Room, 101 Town Centre Blvd. (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 ClimateWise Business Network and the City of Markham.

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.


  CaGBC or ClimateWise Business Network Member 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.



Markham City Hall
101 Town Centre Blvd.