Energy Data - Completed

Energy Data - Completed

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 joined 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 hosts interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways for organizations to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. All Better Buildings webinars are free to attend.

Top 10 Solutions

Each month, Better Buildings recaps the 10 most-viewed solutions shared by partners. Check out the most recent list of toolkits, webinars, and other resources the first week of every month! 

2020 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, the 950+ Better Buildings partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion Btus, achieving more than $11 billion in energy and cost savings.

Featured Solutions

The Energy Data Accelerator Toolkit is a collection of resources enabling other utilities and communities to learn and benefit from the work of the Accelerator, specifically on how to gain data needed for benchmarking.

Other 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

In order to benchmark energy data and identify efficiency opportunities, Prologis developed a multi-pronged approach to gain access to tenant utility data through the 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.

FY2020 Sector 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)