Tips for an Energy Benchmarking Plan

The U.S. Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP) recently released an 11-step outline for public sector organizations to use in developing an energy benchmarking plan.

Benchmarking is comparing a metered building’s current energy performance with its energy baseline. It can help building managers compare performance over time or between similar types of buildings or to document savings from conservation measures. Energy benchmarking is quickly becoming the green standard for businesses and cities.

Having a benchmarking plan can help organizations implement their efforts and to meet requirements of a policy or program.

The eleven tips are:

  • Establish a goal for benchmarking
  • Secure buy-in from leadership
  • Build a benchmarking team
  • Identify output metrics needed to support the benchmarking goal
  • Identify the data input requirements
  • Select a benchmarking tool
  • Determine a collection method
  • Consider the data verification process
  • Evaluate analysis techniques
  • Communicate the plan and formalize the process
  • Planning for change

Source: Energy Manager Today

 

By Gaylen Davenport

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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