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Chicago Approves ASHRAE Certification for Benchmarking Data Verification

Linda Hardesty

The City of Chicago now recognizes the ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) as a data verifier credential under the city’s new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As a result, BEAP credential holders are eligible to provide professional verification of data for the new benchmarking and transparency ordinance. BEAPs can audit and analyze residential, commercial and industrial   …Continue Reading


Private Sector Pressure Threatens to Water Down Md. County Benchmarking Bill

Energy Manager Today Staff

Concerns voiced about a proposed energy benchmarking bill by the real estate sector in a county in suburban Washington, DC, have led to changes that favor the private sector, reports the Washington Business Journal. Introduced as part of a package of green bills aimed at forcing the private sector in Montgomery County, Md., to reduce   …Continue Reading


Washington DC Buildings Average 77 on Energy Star Scale

Linda Hardesty

Large private commercial buildings in the District of Columbia score, on average, 77 out of 100 on the Energy Star scale, according to published data on the energy and water performance of more than 450 of the city’s largest privately owned buildings, covering over 160 million square feet. The data, which includes energy and water   …Continue Reading


Benchmarking Service Helps NY Multifamily Buildings

Linda Hardesty

WegoWise is working with Steven Winter Associates to offer a new benchmarking service for multifamily buildings in New York. The service combines utility data analysis and auditing to help New York property owners comply with Local Law 84 energy disclosure mandates. In addition, it will also enable owners to tap collected utility data to identify   …Continue Reading


EnTouch Monitors Refrigeration

Linda Hardesty

EnTouch Controls upgraded its energy management system to allow restaurants, convenience stores and retail locations to now monitor refrigeration temperatures and defrost cycles, as well as water and gas usage, allowing business owners to become more energy efficient and detect possible maintenance issues. The new functionality is delivered via the four-port EnTouch Remote Sensor Module,   …Continue Reading


Smart Building Technology Supports Corporate, Municipal Policy Goals

Linda Hardesty

Jones Lang LaSalle’s report, “The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage,” finds that smart buildings generate profound reductions in a building’s energy consumption, which in turn supports corporate and municipal policy goals. The report highlights four findings: Impact #1: Reduction in Energy Use The report cites a 2012 study published by the Rockefeller   …Continue Reading


Just 19% of Large Philly Buildlings Report Energy Use as Deadline Looms

Energy Manager Today Staff

Less than 20 percent of the Philadelphia buildings that have been mandated by the city to report their energy usage and water consumption have done so, reports Technical.ly Philly. Under the law, buildings with over 50,000 sq ft of indoor floor space must report their resource consumption in a bid to make businesses think more   …Continue Reading


San Francisco’s Energy Benchmarking Law Requires an Audit

Linda Hardesty

In San Francisco, building owners of commercial properties over 10,000 square feet must not only benchmark and report their energy usage, they must also submit an energy audit. San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance was adopted in 2011 and is being phased-in over three years. For existing nonresidential buildings with at least 10,000   …Continue Reading


Government Reopens, Portfolio Manager to Come Back on Line

Linda Hardesty

Late Wednesday Congress passed a deal to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown. For energy managers, the ordeal meant they had no access to the EPA’s Portfolio Manager for the past couple of weeks. Many building owners track their energy usage with Portfolio Manager, which enables buildings to receive Energy Star scores. The EPA   …Continue Reading


San Francisco Public Buildings’ Energy Use Down 3.6% from 2011.

Linda Hardesty

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has released its second annual Energy Benchmarking Report, which details energy usage for 446 municipal buildings – including, for the first time, over 130 school district facilities. Key benchmarking findings include: The overall energy use of benchmarked buildings declined 3.6 percent from 2011 and 4.4 percent compared to   …Continue Reading


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