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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Energy and Carbon

Topic

Baseline Practices

Question #

E2.0 — Energy Management Plan

Question

Is there an energy management plan with specific energy or carbon reduction targets?

Applicability

Applicable to Office, Healthcare, Enclosed Shopping Centre, Universal and Multi-Unit Residential buildings

Answer

Select one of the following:

    • Yes – this is a baseline requirement 

Description

The development of an energy management plan that includes targets, metrics, approaches and milestones will provide the foundation for building an energy and carbon reduction program. Follow ISO-50001 guidance, or equivalent.

 

Plans may include carbon emissions from on-site combustion (such as gas-fired boilers), refrigerant leaks (fugitive emissions) and purchased energy (such as electricity or steam), typically referred to as Scope 1 and 2 emissions. As well as working toward developing an approach for assessing emissions from fleet vehicles and emissions from service providers (such as snow removal etc.), typically referred to as Scope 3 emissions.

Requirements

The Energy Management Goal and Plan must cover the following:

    1. Outline the vision for energy management going forward, such as goals or targets in relation to the baseline or managing carbon emissions
    2. Where Portfolio-wide Energy Management Plans are referenced, provide a narrative that describes how the plan is applied at the building-level
    3. For each of the Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) listed in the Assessment, determine the following:
      • Whether it will be implemented (if not, explain why)
      • The associated budget (implementation cost, savings, incentive)
      • Overview of metrics to be used to measure progress
      • A timeline for completion (one year, five years and 10 years)
      • The person responsible for implementation

Documentation

Adapted BB3 Question

Best Practice 4 — Is an Energy Management Plan in place at the building?

Best Practice 5 — Is an energy reduction target in place at the building?

Suggested Lead

In house: Facility Maintenance in conjunction with Building Manager/Policy Makers

References

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

None

Scoring

Baseline 

Verification