Energy Star Certification – Rinks and Arenas

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In Canada, arenas are like second homes to many of us. It is important for an arena to run as efficiently as possible, and it takes a lot of hard work to ensure that arenas across Canada operate in tip-top shape. To acknowledge this, Natural Resources Canada is introducing ENERGY STAR certification for buildings.

What is ENERGY STAR certification? It is a new and exciting recognition program for best-in-class energy performance, which launched on March 26, 2018. This coveted program will highlight superior energy performance in ice/curling rinks.

Registering and benchmarking your arena/rink can get you certification and recognition as an energy efficiency leader among rinks and arenas across the country.

NRCan is also hosting a Who Will Be the First? challenge. If you submit an application for ENERGY STAR certification before April 30, 2018, and are approved, your ice/curling rink facility will earn the distinction of being among the first ENERGY STAR certified buildings in Canada!

What do you need to do to participate in the Challenge?

Register your ice/curling rink in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Benchmark your facility with at least 12 consecutive months of energy data.
Submit your application for ENERGY STAR certification between March 26 and April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PDT
It’s that simple. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at

Also for your consideration, here are some social media messages you might want to send out.

Your arena can be the first star of every game with #ENERGYSTAR certification! To learn how, head over to @NRCan’s page:  #EnergyBenchmarking #WWBTF (224 w/link)

#ShootToScore with @ENERGYSTAR_CAN! Benchmark your building between March 26 & April 30 to be eligible to become one of the 1st buildings in #Canada to be #ENERGYSTAR certified! #EnergyBenchmarking #WWBTF  (280 w/link)

Rinks & arenas with an #ENERGYSTAR score of 75 or higher can apply for to be one of the first @ENERGYSTAR_CAN certified buildings in #Canada! Learn more: #WWBTF  (256 w/link)