Data tools to help city-shapers make pro-climate decisions with confidence
GRID: Carbon Benchmarking & Disclosure
GRIDConfident policy making, asset management, and investment require accurate performance data. Energy benchmarking is the process of tracking and recording a building’s energy performance over time and comparing that performance to other buildings in its class. GRID helps jurisdictions run energy benchmarking and disclosure programs, providing a data backbone to inform policy development in service of energy and carbon efficient cities.
Building Benchmark BC
Sixteen of British Columbia’s largest municipalities - representing ~75% of the eligible large buildings in the province - participate in this multi-year pilot, which is also administered by our affiliated OPEN Green Building Society.
Building Benchmark BC is supported by participating jurisdictions plus NRCan, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and CleanBC Building Innovation Fund
Calgary Energy Benchmarking
Calgary launched its voluntary benchmark and disclosure program in 2019 and has been using GRID to support program management and data disclosure since the start. The program includes a range of commercial, public sector, and civic sector buildings.
Efficiency Nova Scotia
Efficiency Nova Scotia is Canada’s first energy efficiency utility, tasked with driving efficiency across Nova Scotia’s built environment. Their benchmarking program has been confirmed for the 2020 and 2021 reporting cycles.
CaGBC Disclosure Challenge
OPEN was grateful to be a part of the core working group for CaGBC’s early push to show private sector support for building energy performance transparency, and to run the program’s disclosure elements on GRID since the 2018 reporting cycle.
Build the right thing
Build the thing right
- industry knowledge
- market insights
- design research
- enterprise software development mastery
- visual analytics & cartography expertise
- testing & validation with industry
OPEN Technologies and its affiliated non-profit society, the OPEN Green Building Society, have supported a range of industry participants to design software solutions that promote energy efficient design and management for the built environment.We believe that decisions informed by data and knowledge of industry trends are better decisions, and that regulatory, financial, social, and environmental objectives can be aligned as a result.
Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, project management, and business development. With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.
OPEN’s low-barrier software tools provide elegant, accessible, and actionable information to decision makers and industry participants. If you have an idea for a proprietary or open source software solution that makes cities more livable and regenerative, we would love to work with you.
Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, and business development.
With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.
OPEN Technologies grew out of the OPEN Green Building Society, a non-profit organization that has been developing open source software tools for the green building space since 2013. Today, OPEN Technologies and OPEN Green Building Society are affiliated organizations with a shared goal: to use data to shape a regenerative future for our cities.
Director of Technology
GRID Visualization Lead
QA Analyst / Product Support
Director & Advisor, OPEN
Director of Decarbonization, EllisDon
GRID Product Manager
Director & Advisor, OPEN
VP of Sustainability, Concert Properties
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, Quantified Citizen
Business Development Coordinator
Senior Advisor, Technology
Manager of Custom Software Solutions
When you join OPEN, you become part of a community dedicated to addressing the energy performance of buildings through technology. Our team includes professional engineers and architects, business development professionals, and software developers.
As an early hire at a growing startup, you can expect to gain broad experience and exposure to how OPEN engages with industry and government stakeholders on our quest to create industry-disrupting products. We seek team members that are aligned with us on mission, craft, and culture. We offer flexible hours, remote working options, and access to our home base, The HiVE, a transit accessible co-working space in Gastown.