As the volatility in energy prices and the importance of carbon emissions continues to grow, energy management and reporting are becoming increasingly strategic practices. An effective energy management plan can reduce operating costs, demonstrate sustainability performance improvements and support transparency. Currently, energy use data comes from utility providers in many different formats, making energy data acquisition, aggregation and the subsequent analysis a time- and resource-intensive process. Ontario’s Green Button standard aims to remove this barrier when accessing electricity data, while encouraging widespread energy analytics.

Check out Loop Initiative’s recent coverage of Green Button to find out what the future holds and how you can get involved.