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Putting Data to Work: Using Data from Action-Oriented Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies

Audit, Retrocommissioning, and Building Performance Standard Implementation Considerations for Policymakers This resource was developed as part of Putting Data to Work, a multi-year pilot project that 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. Putting … Continued

How Can Cities Help Class B and C Building Owners Optimize Their Energy Performance?

Research from Carnegie Mellon University reveals some of the biggest roadblocks preventing class B and C building owners from investing in energy efficiency. Here’s a look at the top three challenges and what cities should consider as they aim to reduce building emissions, revitalize infrastructure, and help owners take action. Class B and C buildings … Continued

Energy Opportunity Scan Overview

IMT’s Energy Opportunity Scan helps cities gain a deeper understanding o how these market actors view energy efficiency.

Sharing Data to Motivate Action

Sharing Data to Motivate Action is intended to help implementers of benchmarking and transparency policies understand the latest techniques for developing energy benchmarking scorecards, also called energy benchmarking profiles, which present energy data to building owners as actionable information to encourage investment in efficiency.

Managing Benchmarking Data Quality

Managing Benchmarking Data Quality was written to help  benchmarking policy implementers understand current best practices for managing data gathered from ordinances in states, counties, and cities across the U.S.

Analyzing Benchmarking Data

Analyzing Benchmarking Data provides useful knowledge on the annual benchmarking reports that many jurisdictions publish to summarize 12 months of reported energy and/or water utility data. It includes discussions of the types of analysis that jurisdictions with benchmarking laws have used to extract valuable information from the benchmarking data and gives examples of how some jurisdictions have calculated and displayed their analytical findings.

Putting Data to Work: How Cities are Using Building Energy Data to Drive Efficiency

Across the U.S., cities are implementing building performance reporting laws regarding building energy and water use in commercial and multifamily buildings. These programs generate large quantities of useful data on the energy consumption of a region’s buildings. However, the data is only valuable if it drives smarter business decisions and savings. Cities are leading the … Continued

The Benefits of Benchmarking Building Performance

It is relatively easy to make the connection that tracking and disclosing a building’s energy usage will promote energy savings, but in fact, there are many other benefits that go far beyond simply kilowatt hours. While benchmarking brings building owners’ attention to energy efficiency, resulting in behavioral and operational changes that spur immediate and low-cost … Continued