Energy Star Benchmarking
Services and projects that drive down energy consumption and costs in commercial buildings are vitally important. City and state governments are addressing the vast amount of energy consumed by the building sector by requiring benchmarking and disclosure of energy performance in commercial buildings. The GreenPath platform includes technology for performing energy benchmarking which automates ENERGY STAR monthly updates of energy usage data and displays the results across your portfolio including historical trending for specific sites.
Automated Energy Benchmarking
Automated Energy Benchmarking alleviates you from the burdensome data entry and utility bill management issues. It allows you the time to analyze and manage your building and portfolio.
Imagine trying to get directions without knowing the starting address. To get to where you want to go, you have to know where you are now.
Benchmarking a building’s energy performance is placing your building on the map. As energy prices increase and building operating costs climb, property managers and owners are seeking out sustainable options—not only to lower their environmental impact, but also to improve their bottom line and gain a competitive edge over their peers.
We take utility data – that building professionals often don’t see or understand – and turn it into something useful, insightful and actionable. At a macro business level, we help you answer the business questions that lead to better performing buildings.
Features and Benefits
- Automated upload of required data into Energy STAR.
- Displays Energy STAR results graphically and in a table view for ease of viewing.
- Can be used as an automated tool for enterprise management of an energy portfolio.
- Ease to access data to identify trends of your building leading to an Energy STAR rating.
- Ability to achieve an Energy STAR qualified label status and have your building promoted to the public.
- Ability to arbitrarily select any number of locations/data elements from anywhere in the tree to enable you to roll up the results in a completely general way.
- Comply with local energy benchmarking and disclosure laws.
- Identify buildings that may need focused effort to reduce energy consumption.
Rate Your Building's Energy Performance
For many facilities, you can rate their energy performance on a scale of 1 to100 relative to similar buildings nationwide. Statistically representative models are used to compare your building against similar buildings from a national survey conducted by the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration. This national survey, known as the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), is conducted every four years, and gathers data on building characteristics and energy use from thousands of buildings across the United States. Your building’s peer group of comparison is those buildings in the CBECS survey that have similar building and operating characteristics. A rating of 50 indicates that the building, from an energy consumption standpoint, performs better than 50% of all similar buildings nationwide, while a rating of 75 indicates that the building performs better than 75% of all similar buildings nationwide.