EPA and NRCan releasing Portfolio Manager for Canada in June
The EPA’s building benchmarking tool, Portfolio Manager, will make a fully featured expansion into Canada this spring.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) committed to expanding the EPA’s Portfolio Manager software to Canada this June. As it stands now, any building in the world can use the tool, but it will ultimately be benchmarked against buildings in the USA. With this development, Canadian buildings will now be compared against actual Canadian building stock and the analysis will incorporate Canadian source energy and greenhouse gas figures.
Currently the EPA uses data from only six Canadian weather stations. As a part of this commitment, the EPA will expand its access to Canadian weather stations, allowing for far more accurate weather normalization analysis for Canadian buildings.
Additionally, the expansion will include metric units and French language capability. Canadian specific 1-100 Energy Star performance scores will be available, but Energy Star certification will not be offered.
At WegoWise, we’re excited about a fully featured Portfolio Manager expansion to Canada! Our Canadian customers will now be able to take advantage of everything our software has to offer, including one-click building and data exports from our platform to Portfolio Manager.