Useful Articles

What is ISO 50001 — Energy Management Standard

Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS).

“Behind the Meter” Energy Management
Article from North America Clean Energy Magazine on the rising importance of advanced electricity submetering and energy analytics in a cost effective energy management strategy in a variety of sectors.

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation
Outline of Natural Resources Canada’s program dedicated to helping your organization cut costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial greenhouse gases.

Energy Benchmarking
Natural Resources Canada website on the basics of energy benchmarking and NRCAN’s national building energy benchmarking initiative.

Energy Management Best Practices Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings
National Resources Canada guide providing information and tools for improving energy management practices.

Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)
Natural Resources Canada’s website explaining EMIS and tools available to assist organizations in implementing an energy management information system.

Real Time Energy Management
Joint webinar with Bruce Power Direct and CircuitMeter on leveraging data to reduce energy consumption and take control of energy costs.

Smart Energy Analytics (SEA) Campaign
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is a program led by the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run.

Top Energy Efficiency Measures for Industrial Businesses
Sustainable Plant’s top five energy efficiency measures for industrial businesses.

Value of Submetering
CircuitMeter’s blog on the evolution of submetering technology and use.

Regulatory Factors

Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Canada’s declaration on clean growth and climate change, as agreed to at First Ministers’ meeting in Vancouver, March 2016.

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario’s five year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy, released June 2016.

NYSERDA Commercial Real Time Energy Management Program

New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) has recently developed a program which offers cost-shared incentives for Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) technologies to collect data about a building, and use that data to optimize the building’s energy usage.

New York City Local Law 88 (LL88) – Lighting Upgrades and Submetering

LL88 requires large non-residential buildings to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards, and to install electrical sub-meters for each large non-residential tenant space and provide monthly energy statements.

LEED Points Available for Energy Metering

US Green Build Council’s guide to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points available for Energy Metering.