“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”: Creating Alignment between Cities and Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

Cities are increasingly acting as market catalysts to encourage and require building owners to improve energy performance. However, cities implementing building performance policies that require actions like audits or re-tuning may experience conflicts with their regulated utilities’ efficiency programs, which depend on energy savings being additional—not attributable to market adoption or preexisting laws. These utility … Continued

Piloting the Use of Energy Policy Data to Drive Market Action

Data is only useful when put to use. Across the U.S., an ever-growing number of state and local jurisdictions are implementing building performance reporting laws regarding building energy and water use in the commercial and multifamily sectors. This wealth of performance information is not yet being deployed to its full potential to drive smarter business decisions … Continued

Use Case: Distribution Grid Performance

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report includes … Continued

Use Case: Community-Wide Energy Usage Data

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report includes … Continued

Use Case: Anonomyzed Energy Usage Profile Data

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report includes … Continued

Use Case: Whole-Building Energy Data

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report … Continued

Use Case: Energy Efficiency Program Savings and Participation

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report … Continued

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals

Local governments across the U.S. are leading the charge on a variety of complex objectives, which include developing plans to meet long-term climate goals, improving public health, increasing access to energy-saving programs, and enhancing local resilience to extreme weather. Utilities play an invaluable role in these efforts by collecting and sharing energy consumption and program … Continued