Portfolio Manager to Cross Canadian Border, Learn French
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) have agreed to create a common platform for benchmarking the energy performance of commercial buildings.
The new platform will expand the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool already widely used throughout the U.S. to include Canadian weather information, emissions factors, and other Canada-specific data. The tool will also use metric units and be available in both English and French.
This international harmonization project is part of the Clean Energy Dialogue, a bilateral effort aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through joint renewable energy research and development and smart-grid deployment.
Published November 29, 2011