Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has selected Eneractive Solutions to conduct audits and retro-commissioning projects on municipal buildings, the Edison Energy subsidiary announced on February 15.

Evanston, IL, Aldermen Vote for Benchmarking

Large buildings in Evanston, IL, will be required to benchmark energy performance, according to the Daily Northwestern. The newspaper of Northwestern University, which is in Evanston, reported that aldermen voted 7-2 this week to compel buildings of more than 200,00 square feet to benchmark. More … Read more…

Denver May Track Building Energy Use

Denver May Track Building Energy Use

The Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness subcommittee moved forward with an ordinance that would require commercial and multifamily buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to measure and report energy use, according to Denverite. The proposal is slated for a vote of the … Read more…

Behind the Meter: The Many Advantages of Energy Benchmarking

Behind the Meter: The Many Advantages of Energy Benchmarking

EnergyScorecardsMinnesota was a Web-based energy and water benchmarking and tracking initiative that focused on managers and owners of multifamily premises. More than 550 buildings participated. The goals of the study were to demonstrate benchmarking, study its impact on the buildings and explore how property owners … Read more…

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Training (Part 2 of 2)

In partnership with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Benchmarking Energy Working Group provides details on how to use ENERGY STAR Porfolio Manager to comply with the City’s energy benchmarking ordinance; how to request whole building energy use information from the utilities; how to work with a recognized professional to verify building data; and how to report complete building data to the City of Chicago.

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Training (Part 1 of 2)

In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted a building energy use benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents.

In 2014, more than 340 buildings spanning 260 million square feet benchmarked, verified, and reported under the ordinance. In 2015, the Ordinance expands to include commercial and municipal buildings larger than 50,000 square feet.

This video provides an overview of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance; explains covered properties and notification; reviews compliance timelines and requirements; provides benchmarking roles and checklists; and discusses support and resources.

Truly Transparent Benchmarking Data

Truly Transparent Benchmarking Data

Since 2009, New York Local Law 84 mandates that owners of New York City’s large buildings submit benchmarking reports of their energy and water use. Now, the New York City non-profit Urban Green Council is taking the city’s energy benchmarking data and organizing it into … Read more…

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