The purpose of this survey, sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is to collect statistical information on the energy demand and consumption patterns of commercial and institutional buildings across Canada. The survey collects data on the types and quantities of energy being used (such as electricity and natural gas) and building characteristics to better understand energy consumption. Clear, credible information is the foundation on which to build the case for investments in energy efficiency. Understanding how much energy a building uses and for what reason is a necessary first step to designing effective measures to reduce energy use and track the effectiveness of those measures over time. Aggregated data from this survey will be used by governments, utilities, industry associations, building managers and business owners to • develop programs and policies to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and institutional buildings and support Canada's climate change objectives • support programs such as ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® to encourage energy efficiency practices and enable owners to track and compare their building's energy use against that of similar buildings.
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