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What is BenchmarkYYC?

BenchmarkYYC helps building owners and operators measure, track, and disclose the year-over-year energy and emissions performance of their buildings.

This empowers them to make data-driven capital investments to improve their building energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while creating a baseline for designing their long-term building decarbonization strategy. 

How does BenchmarkYYC work?

  • Most commercial, multi-unit residential, institutional or industrial buildings that are on the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager list of property types can participate.
  • The buildings can be of any size and must be located within the city boundary.
  • Building owners must register for the program and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Building owners must create or use an existing ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account and upload monthly energy billing information for each of their participating buildings.
  • Each year, building owners share their building energy and GHG emissions data with BenchmarkYYC and receive an Energy Performance Scorecard.
  • Building owners can choose to disclose their building energy and GHG emission information publicly. See more about our disclosure options.

What does BenchmarkYYC track and disclose?

BenchmarkYYC tracks and discloses annual and monthly energy and GHG emissions data about your buildings.

The Building Performance Scorecards includes:

  • Site energy use intensity
  • Greenhouse gas emission intensity
  • ENERGY STAR scores
  • Year-over-year trending
  • Rankings against similar buildings

The goal for all buildings is to lower GHG Emissions Intensity to 0 GJ/m2/year by 2050. The full list of data collection points can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

How do I share my energy and emissions data?

  • Energy and emissions data is collected by BenchmarkYYC between July and December of each year.
  • Each participating building must have 12 months of whole-building energy consumption data.
  • Building owners share their data by logging into their ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager accounts.
  • Submit your data:

View program summary reports

Building energy data rebate

The City is offering a limited term rebate of up to $2,250 per BenchmarkYYC participant to help with the cost of accessing monthly, aggregated, whole-building utility data of multi-tenant buildings. This data is required to properly measure, track, and manage energy and GHG emissions performance.

Learn more about the rebate and how to apply:

Join the program

Already registered? Share your data here:

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Contact us

  • If you have any questions or would like to learn more about BenchmarkYYC, drop us an email and we'll get back to you.

Energy Performance Scorecard

All participating buildings receive an annual scorecard that displays key building performance metrics. It ranks your buildings against other similar buildings, helping you stay on track with your GHG emissions targets.

Energy Performance Map

The Energy Performance Map is a tool that highlights the locations, property characteristics, energy performance metrics and greenhouse gas emissions of participating buildings in the City of Calgary.

Building energy and emissions data

Each year, BenchmarkYYC discloses annual, aggregated building energy and emissions data categorized by primary property type on Open Calgary.

This dataset provides indicators of how building performance in Calgary is trending over time, based on the buildings that participate in BenchmarkYYC. All energy and emissions metrics are calculated using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

BenchmarkYYC award winners

The inaugural BenchmarkYYC Awards held on October 26 recognized the program’s top-performing commercial buildings. Benchmark YYC participants commit to continuous improvement by tracking their energy use and GHG emissions and report their findings annually. 

To learn more about the award winning properties, check out their case studies on the Energy Performance Map.

Congratulations to the winners!

  • Lowest GHG Emissions Intensity, Offices

    Cadillac Fairview - Calgary City Centre

    67.8 kg CO2e/m2

    47% better than average

  • Lowest GHG Emissions Intensity, Retail

    Goodwill Industries - Beacon Heights Store and Donation Centre

    66.8 kg CO2e/m2

    60% better than average

  • Best GHG Emissions Intensity Reduction

    Boardwalk REIT – Lakeview Apartments

    -9 kg CO2e/m2 between 2020 and 2021

    27% reduction

  • Lowest GHG Emissions Intensity, K-12 Schools

    Calgary Board of Education - Balmoral Junior High

    39.9 kg CO2e/m2

    41% better than the category avg

  • Lowest GHG Emissions Intensity, Multi-family

    Boardwalk REIT – Lakeview Apartments

    40.0 kg CO2e/m2

    47% better than average