Reducing energy use and costs starts with a clear understanding of the opportunities available. One of
the best first steps you can take is to benchmark the energy use of your building.
Energy benchmarking is the practice of comparing a building’s current energy performance with its
baseline or comparing a building’s energy performance with that of similar buildings, with the goal of
informing and motivating performance improvements. Benchmarking improves stakeholders’
understanding of building energy performance, allowing individuals and organizations to better analyze
trends and make better-informed decisions on how to manage their energy use.
Today, energy benchmarking has become a standard energy management procedure for many
companies and institutions to lower energy costs. Additionally, numerous states and cities have passed
Energy Benchmarking laws, requiring building owners to benchmark their building and disclose their
results as a way to motivate building owners to reduce their energy use.
Need help benchmarking your building or complying with your state/city benchmarking laws? 360 Energy Group can help!
360 Energy Group provides customizable energy benchmarking services. We have benchmarked over 2 million square feet ranging from industrial facilities to shopping malls to apartment buildings. As part of our services, we can:
Contact us today at 800-401-0360 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
For more information regarding the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance, click here