Natural Resources Canada will offer Canadian 1-100 performance scores on a progressive basis. Scores for commercial office buildings, hospitals, K-12 schools, medical offices, senior care communities and residential care facilities, and supermarkets and food stores are currently available. Data used to develop Canadian performance scores is based on the Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use, a national survey of 2009 energy consumption conducted by Statistics Canada in 2010. Other building types will be added over time.
If your facility is not currently eligible for a score, you should still get in the data habit and make a commitment to benchmark your energy performance. Median source and site energy use intensities (EUI) for 86 building types, including ones not getting a score, are available.
To date, more than 80,000 U.S. buildings for which no 1-100 ENERGY STAR score is available have benchmarked their energy performance using other metrics in Portfolio Manager. Those buildings include fire and police stations, multifamily housing, fast food restaurants, and colleges/universities.
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