The COMPASS Tool:
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, SBD 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. To learn more about this free tool visit energyCompass.design and read our latest Compass blog post.
The Toronto 2030 Platform Tool:
The Toronto 2030 Platform is an online tool, created by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), to track building performance towards City of Toronto and Federal carbon emission reduction targets in downtown Toronto (the 2030 District). It displays emissions from energy use, water use and transportation by individual building, building type and geography. The 2030 Platform helps users benchmark their buildings, connect to conservation programs, commit to the District 2030 goals, and share actual building performance data. CUI collaborated with the Toronto 2030 District, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge, Enwave and an Advisory Panel of building industry experts. It is designed to be replicable in communities of all sizes. Learn more at: www.toronto2030platform.ca