Toolkit: Energy Data Access: Blueprint for Action
Across the nation, building owners are measuring and tracking the energy performance of their buildings more than ever before. Known as energy benchmarking, this process helps building owners manage energy consumption and reduce wasted energy. Yet, many owners are prevented from benchmarking and making energy efficiency improvements because they cannot access simple energy information for tenant-occupied spaces within their buildings. Building owners can’t manage what they can’t measure.
Working with partners from cities, states, and real estate organizations, utility leaders are developing innovative solutions. Many utilities are now able to aggregate the total energy usage within a building and send that information electronically to building owners, providing a valuable customer service that empowers building owners to reduce wasted energy and supports the goals of ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs.
Utility Best Practices Case Study - ComEd Case StudyComEd was the first utility in the country to provide aggregate whole-building data to commercial building customers for the express purpose of enabling energy performance benchmarking.
Statistical Analysis of Data Access and Privacy Briefing DocumentThis document summarizes the findings of a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory analysis on how whole-building data aggregation thresholds statistically affect customer privacy.