DATA Benchmarking Fact Sheet

Leading utilities are helping building owners, property managers, businesses and governments benchmark the energy performance of their buildings.

Utilities benefit by supporting benchmarking in many ways including: improving customer, helping drive peak demand reductions, enabling utility programs to achieve greater energy efficiency results per dollar,  and increasing the cost-effectiveness of portfolios.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners  and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates  have both recognized the benefits of benchmarking and called for utilities and regulators to develop comprehensive benchmarking policies and improve access to whole-building energy consumption data for building owners.

Many utilities are already using Portfolio Manager web services or otherwise providing whole-building utility data to building owners, including:
Austin Energy, Avista Utilities, Commonwealth Edison, ConEdison, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, National Grid, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, Pepco Holdings, Puget Sound Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas & Electric, Seattle City Light, Seattle Steam, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Veolia Energy.

Read more about how utilities benefit by supporting benchmarking in this new fact sheet by the Data Access and Transparency Alliance (DATA).