Energy and water reporting and benchmarking
Energy and water reporting and benchmarking (EWRB) is a provincial regulation.
EWRB is designed to improve energy and water efficiency in large, privately-owned buildings.
Buildings affected by EWRB
EWRB applies to privately-owned buildings that are 50,000 ft² or larger. If you own this type of building, you must report the building’s energy and water usage to the province every year.
The year you are required to begin reporting depends on the size of your property. You might not need to report right away. The deadline for submitting consumption information to the province is July 1st following the reporting year (for example, 2018 consumption information is due July 1, 2019).
- Visit the Province of Ontario’s Guide to energy and water reporting web page.
- Email EWRBSupport@ontario.ca or call 1-844-274-0689.
Getting your water consumption information
If your building meets EWRB criteria and is in Mississauga, Brampton, or Caledon, you must provide the amount of water the Region of Peel supplied to your building.
You can get this information by:
- Finding the water consumption information on your Region of Peel water bills, or
- Requesting the water consumption information from us, and we’ll send it you.
If you need more help getting your water consumption information or to check the status of your consumption request, email EWRB@peelregion.ca.
Check the Read Date column in the Consumption History section to see how many readings took place over the reporting year. If you are billed more often than every three months, you may need to check more than one bill’s consumption history to see all the reads for the reporting year. The Consumption History section does not specify whether the reading is Actual or Estimate. To get the Read Type (Actual or Estimate) and Consumption amount, look at the Current Bill section of each bill from the reporting year.
If you would like your consumption information sent to you instead, send an email to EWRB@peelregion.ca with the following details to request your water usage for EWRB reporting purposes.
Information you will need to provide
- EWRB ID – The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines supplies this number to property owners. If you don’t have your EWRB ID, email the Ministry at EWRBSupport@ontario.ca or call 1-844-274-0689.
- Letter of authorization – If you don’t own the property or you aren’t the customer on record, you must include a letter from the property owner authorizing you to receive water usage information for the property.
- Property Address
- Optional: You can provide the property’s MPAC Role Number and the Region of Peel account number(s) or meter serial number(s) to assist in processing your request
Processing time for requests
We aim to process authorized requests within 10 business days of receipt of the request and getting the required readings. Please place your request early in the year to meet the July 1st reporting deadline.
We will need the first meter read of the year following the reporting period in order to provide your full year’s consumption. In some cases, a full year’s consumption will not be available until the April following the reporting year.
Watch for an Excel file in your inbox
We’ll provide your water usage information in an Excel file. We’ll email this file to the email address you provide.