You can’t manage what you don’t measure! Energy benchmarking means tracking a building’s energy and water use and using a standard metric to compare the building’s performance against past performance and to its peers. These comparisons have been shown to drive energy efficiency upgrades and increase occupancy rates and property values. Benchmarking reveals the relative efficiency of a building’s underlying operational systems. It enables owners and managers to evaluate operational performance and possess a baseline metric to be able to judge future improvements.
- ENERGY STAR® Benchmarking (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Portfolio Manager program)
- Hilton LightStay Support
- IHG Green Engage Support
- WasteWise (recognized by the EPA)
Why benchmark? The benchmarking process allows owners, management companies and operators to view an energy usage profile of their properties. This energy profile provides insight into which areas of consumption should be focused on to increase efficiency and provide a roadmap of potential energy and water improvement projects. Benchmarking can also be used as a baseline for the building against which these future improvements and operational changes can be measured. Each year, the building can be benchmarked to see whether or not upgrades had the desired impact of energy use reductions.
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