What is Energy Benchmarking?

Energy benchmarking is the process of comparing energy & water use in a building to similar ones in the nation. Cross-building comparisons are facilitated through a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score that https://experience.tripster.ru/experience/Sochi/20107-na-kvadrociklah/ is obtained through the EPA's Portfolio Manager tool, a web-based energy management and assessment tool that uses facility data such as location, size, number of occupants, utility-level data etc.

Benchmarking is the first step in understanding and reducing energy consumption as well as carbon emissions in your building. Portfolio Manager allows comparisons among buildings of similar type through key performance metrics such as energy use & costs, water use & costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. The ENERGY STAR score helps to rate commercial buildings in relation to their peers and allows for comparisons that account for weather variations. This allows buildings to be recognized by the EPA for superior energy performance and more importantly, provides you with a preliminary analysis for a higher-level energy audit that can reduce overall energy costs anywhere from 15 to 40%.

Energy Benchmarking, therefore, is a key first step in monitoring, managing and reducing a facility's energy use & costs. Benchmarking is also useful in identifying which energy conservation measures were most lucrative from a financial standpoint i.e. through cost and investment figures, managers can determine which measures would be most profitable & which would generate the highest cost savings when implemented.