Having access to building performance and energy use data is essential for understanding areas of improvement in your buildings. Check out our collection of resources below on energy data access.

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Women in Energy Efficiency: Patti Boyd

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting women leading the way on high-performance buildings. Meet Patti Boyd, Senior Technology Strategist at the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).

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

This use case focuses on distribution grid performance, which helps local governments identify opportunities to improve local reliability and resilience, to improve emergency planning and response, and to encourage targeted investments in distributed energy resources (DERs) for health, safety, and cost reasons.

Use Case: Community-Wide Energy Usage Data

This use case focuses on community-wide energy usage data, which helps local governments calculate carbon emissions, set policy goals, track program progress over time, and identify opportunities for more targeted outreach around priorities like building efficiency.