The Toronto 2030 District has supported the development of two tools to assist with energy benchmarking and reporting: the Compass tool for buildings that are in the design stage and the Toronto 2030 Platform for the existing building stock in Toronto’s downtown.
The Compass tool streamlines energy benchmarking and reporting during the design phase of building development projects. The tool enables users to upload energy models (eQuest, EnergyPlus, or IES-VE) and then automatically extracts over 400 building variables and completes the submission requirements for six building standards and programs (LEED, TGS, OBC SB-10, 2030 Challenge, TGS and HPNC) in a matter of seconds. A data visualization platform allows users to benchmark their modelled building against a database, which in turn, informs the design process pushing buildings to ever higher levels of performance. Registration is free.
The Toronto 2030 Platform was developed to help the Toronto 2030 District monitor its progress towards the Architecture 2030 Challenge targets over time. It displays energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions data for the District by building type and block. It also provides simplified tools to helps users benchmark their buildings, connect to conservation programs, join the District as new members, and share building performance data. The Toronto 2030 Platform was designed to be replicable in communities of all sizes.