Certain building types can achieve ENERGY STAR certification. ENERGY STAR certified commercial and institutional buildings have a high level of energy performance and meet strict standards set by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). To qualify, you must do the following:
- Benchmark your data – Use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to benchmark your building with at least 12 consecutive months of metered energy data.
- Run a data quality check – Make sure your data is accurate by running a data quality check in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
- Score higher than 75 – Your building needs to earn a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score of at least 75 and meet certain other criteria.
- Verify your application – Have a licensed professional confirm that the information provided in the application is accurate before it is submitted to NRCan.
For more information, visit NRCan’s guide on applying for ENERGY STAR certification in Canada.