Energy Data

Better Buildings Accelerator: Energy Data

Building owners need information about energy use in order to measure and manage it. However, many building owners cannot access this information. Through the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator local governments are joining forces with their local utilities to make it easier for building owners to get access to whole-building energy usage data for the purposes of benchmarking their buildings. 

Get Involved

Better Buildings programs host interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. 

Visit the Beat Blog

A blog profiling Better Buildings partners as well as the ins and outs of energy savings projects.

Accelerators News

The latest Energy Department breaking news, announcements, and updates featuring Better Buildings Accelerators.

Featured Solutions

The Energy Data Accelerator Toolkit is a collection of resources aiming to enable other utilities and communities to learn and benefit from the work of the Accelerator.

Resources

Case Studies

Leading commercial building owners and operators in the Philadelphia area have been actively tracking the performance of their properties and demonstrating the value of benchmarking as a foundation for successful energy management.
Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest full-service integrated real estate companies in the nation, with properties across seven states and the District of Columbia.

Fact Sheets

The Energy Data Accelerator is designed to demonstrate low-cost, standardized approaches for providing energy data for the purpose of whole-building energy performance benchmarking.
Key accomplishments and results of partners are outlined in this fact sheet, profiling the historic expansion of data accessibility and increases in building energy benchmarking.

Implementation Model

Prologis developed a multi-pronged approach that allows them to gain access to tenant utility data, including modification of lease language and coordination with utilities.

Additional Information

EEB Hub/IMT Utilities’ Guide to Data Access for Building Benchmarking
This paper provides recommendations for utilities on how to provide building owners and customers with improved data access for benchmarking. 

Creating Value from Benchmarking: A Utility Perspective
This IMT paper looks at benchmarking from a utilities perspective.

ESPM Data Trends
DataTrends is an ongoing series of original research and analysis from ENERGY STAR.

2013 NASUCA Resolution Supporting Automated Benchmarking of Multifamily Buildings
2013-05 Supporting Automated Benchmarking of MultiFamily Buildings for Energy Efficiency Purposes.

Green Lease Leaders
Green Lease Leaders is a designation created to recognize companies or brokerage teams that successfully implement green lease language into new or existing leases.

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

AEP Ohio
Atlanta Gas Light (AGL)
Austin Energy
Austin, TX
Cambridge, MA
Columbus, OH
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)
Kansas City, MO
Minneapolis, MN
National Grid
New York, NY
NSTAR/Northeastern Utilities
Orlando Utilities Commission
PECO
Pepco
Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
Questar Gas
Reliant/NRG
Rocky Mountain Power
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
San Francisco, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Southern California Gas
Xcel Energy

Location

California

Colorado

Xcel Energy

District Of Columbia

Florida

Orlando Utilities Commission

Georgia

Atlanta Gas Light (AGL)

Illinois

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

Kansas

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)

Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA
NSTAR/Northeastern Utilities

Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Missouri

Kansas City, MO

New York

National Grid
New York, NY

Ohio

AEP Ohio
Columbus, OH

Pennsylvania

Texas

Austin Energy
Reliant/NRG

Utah

Questar Gas
Rocky Mountain Power

Washington

Puget Sound Energy (PSE)