Putting Data to Work: Using Monthly Data From Benchmarking Programs

Insights for Better Buildings and More Effective City Programs

This resource was developed as part of Putting Data to Work, a multi-year pilot project aimed at using building performance data and asset information to help efficiency program implementers better target their outreach to building owners and increase the number of projects executed within these programs. The project team analyzed ways to use building performance data generated by city policies to improve energy efficiency program design and delivery in the District of Columbia and New York City, and resulted in a toolkit of resources to enable local governments, utilities, and program implementers to learn from activities to replicate success.

This guide provides an overview of the powerful ways in which monthly building consumption data can yield new insights, and how these insights can help cities to design more effective targeted programs.

View the full collection of Putting Data to Work resources at www.imt.org/puttingdatatowork.