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Benefits of Building Energy Benchmarking


What is Building Energy Benchmarking?


Building energy benchmarking is the consistent measurement and review of a building’s energy performance, comparing results to previous results, or results of a similar building, to determine if its energy performance has improved or needs improvements.


The Benefits of Building Energy Benchmarking


As Natural Resources Canada states, “the benefits of benchmarking your building’s energy usage are undeniable”. Here are more details on each benefit as explained by NRCan.


  1. Provides Valuable Information
    Energy benchmarking “provides objective, reliable information on energy use and the benefits of improvements”.
  2. Increases Awareness
    Energy benchmarking “increases general awareness of energy efficiency among building occupants, which in turn may effect changes in behaviour”.
  3. Prioritizes Improvement Areas
    Energy benchmarking “prioritizes poorly performing facilities for immediate improvement”.
  4. Identifies Best Practices
    Energy benchmarking “identifies best practices that can be replicated, either within a building or across a portfolio of buildings”.
  5. Establishes Reference Points
    Energy benchmarking “establishes reference points for measuring and rewarding good performance”.
  6. Helps Develop An Action Plan
    Energy benchmarking “helps to develop a comprehensive energy management action plan and build the business case for capital investments (retrofits)”.
  7. Leads To Savings
    Energy benchmarking “leads to savings that will lower energy costs while maintaining — or even increasing– profit margins”.


CIET offers a number of workshops which cover benchmarking, including Certified RETScreen Expert, Certified Energy Manager, and Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

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