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The Department of Energy (DOE) defines energy benchmarking as “[t]he process of accounting for and comparing a metered building’s current energy performance with its energy baseline, or comparing a metered building’s energy performance with the energy performance of similar types of buildings (based on use,...

Energy Benchmarking is the process of tracking a building's annual energy use and using a standard metric to compare the building's performance against past performance and against its peers nationwide. Benchmarking improves our understanding of energy consumption patterns; helps identify energy saving opportunities within a...

In most major cities across the country, businesses are required to benchmark their energy use. Benchmarking is mandated as it helps businesses operate their buildings with the least amount of wasted energy. The city of Columbus, Ohio realizes the benefit of benchmarking and is encouraging businesses...

In an effort to track the energy use of large commercial properties, most major U.S. cities have mandated benchmarking. Benchmarking requires property owners to annually measure their energy and water consumption and report usage to their cities through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Environmental Protection...

Energy benchmarking is a foundational tool through which state and local governments are able to obtain a clear picture of how buildings are using energy and where there are opportunities for improvement. Benchmarking facilitates energy accounting for property owners, managers, and facility operators by comparing...