ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings in Canada! (Winter 2018)

ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings in Canada will be launched in winter 2018. Soon, eligible building types will be able to display the ENERGY STAR symbol and Canadians will now be able to easily identify energy efficient buildings that are top performers. Currently, seven building types are eligible to apply such as K-12 schools, commercial offices, hospitals, supermarkets and food stores, medical offices, senior care communities and residential care facilities,and ice/curling rinks. If your building type is not currently eligible for a score, rest assured that Natural Resources Canada will be developing new scores on a progressive basis, and your building type could be next!

Get ready now!

Visit our ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Access page to get started today!

Visit our Benchmarking best practices for more information.

To qualify, your building will need a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score of at least 75, meet certain other eligibility criteria, and have your application verified by a licensed professional.

NRCan is currently working to adopt certification in Canada.  We will share more information about this exciting initiative as it becomes available, including eligibility requirements, application procedures and guidance for licensed professionals on performing verifications.

Get ready! Get ready! Get ready!

  1. If you are not already registered in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, visit our ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Access page to get started.
  2. Enter a minimum one full year of energy consumption data for all your meters.
  3. Use the Data Quality Check in Portfolio Manager to ensure that your data is accurate.
  4. Look for energy-saving opportunities you can take advantage of to improve the energy efficiency of your buildings.

Registry of ENERGY STAR-certified buildings in Canada (Coming soon)

Visit the ENERGY STAR certified buildings registry to find a list of ENERGY STAR - certified buildings in Canada.

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If you have specific questions regarding ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings in Canada, please contact nrcan.energystarcertificationbuildings.rncan@canada.ca. For all other questions and inquiries, please contact info.services@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.