What is benchmarking?
Benchmarking provides the basis for empowering
building owners to take steps towards minimizing energy
use and maximizing the economic benefits of energy
conservation measures. The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) provides a tool to track buildings’ annual
energy and water consumption. The output of this tool is
the EPA energy performance rating, which indicates how
efficiently buildings use energy on a 1 to 100 scale. A
rating of 50 indicates average energy performance while
a rating of 75 or better indicates top performance.
Ratable space types include:
Supermarkets, hospitals, offices, K-12 schools, hotels,
medical office buildings, warehouse, residence halls,
courthouses, financial centers, retail and other
industrial facilities are all ratable space types.
Before You Start – Collect the following Required Information:
1. Building Identifiers: Building name and street address.
2. Energy Use: Invoice copies for all purchased utilities -
at least 12 consecutive months for each source.
3. Letter of Agency: Sign the Good Energy letter of
limited agency, which will be shared with any tenant or
occupant from which Good Energy will request
4. Space Type Data: Suite number, space type, square
footage and a contact name and number for each space.
Good Energy will call each contact to gather additional
data points, including hours of operation, number of
occupants and number of computers.
Good Energy manages compliance with Local Law 84:
Benchmark the energy use of all of your buildings – all
will receive an energy use intensity (EUI) and some will
receive ratings on a 1-100 scale.
Track changes in energy use over time in single
buildings, groups of buildings, or entire portfolios
Ensure ongoing compliance with the law.