Effective July 2018, the Government of Ontario requires certain large buildings to report their energy and water use every year. As a turnkey sub-metering provider, we’ve extended our services to manage this reporting so that you don’t have to.

Partner with us for:

  • End-to-end management of utility and building data collection, verification, and reporting
  • Single building or portfolio-wide reporting service management of the online reporting tool, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
  • Peace of mind without additional administrative responsibilities

Enercare’s Reporting Service

We’ve built our reputation around delivering exceptional client service – as a reporting service subscriber, you will receive:1

Initial Service Setup

  • Utility and building information will be collected and verified
  • An ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account will be created and managed by a dedicated resource at Enercare
  • We will collect water, electricity, gas, and/or fuel usage data from the local utility on your behalf
  • We will work directly with the Ministry of Energy to set up properties for reporting

Ongoing Reporting and Data Verification

  • Consumption data will be gathered and stored centrally by Enercare and uploaded to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager on an annual basis
  • Data will be verified by a certified engineer to meet regulatory requirements
  • Enercare will keep you informed on your reporting status and of any changes to the regulatory environment

Beyond Compliance: Getting the Most Out of Your Reporting Service

Benchmarking can be a powerful tool for maximizing efficiency of your building operations. Interested in going beyond compliance reporting? Ask how we can help.

1 877-513-5133 | energyservices@enercare.ca

About Regulation 506/18

In December 2018, the Government of Ontario passed Regulation 506/18: Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use. Certain commercial, industrial and multi-residential buildings 50,000 sq. ft. or larger are required to report energy and water use and other property details annually.

Reporting Requirements

  • Keep up-to-date building information such as property identification information, property use details, and gross floor area
  • Report consumption amounts for water, electricity, gas and fuel usage
  • Conduct an independent audit to verify building information and consumption every 5 years
  • Report through the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, an interactive tool managed by Natural Resources Canada

Are you required to report?

Reporting is required if you have a:

  • Commercial or industrial building or a multi-residential building with more than 10 units; and
  • The building is 50,000 sq. ft. or larger

You are exempt from reporting if your building is any of the following:2

  • Occupied by public agency (>50% of building3)
  • Occupied by data centre, TV studio or trading floor (>10% of building3)
  • Occupied by processing facilities for manufacturing, commercial, agricultural or industrial processing (>10% of building3)
  • Newly constructed with a certificate of occupancy issued in the applicable reporting year

Reporting Deadlines

Deadline Reporting On Commercial and Industrial Buildings Multi-residential Buildings

July 1, 2018


≥ 250,000 sq. ft.

Not required

July 1, 2019


≥ 100,000 sq. ft.

≥ 100,000 sq. ft.

July 1, 2020


≥ 50,000 sq. ft.

≥ 50,000 sq. ft.

1 877-513-5133 | energyservices@enercare.ca