This toolkit and associated resources aim to enable other local governments, utilities, and program implementers to learn from the District and New York City’s experiences and replicate their success, to maximize energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) savings from their built environments.

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Putting Data to Work: Increasing Customer Engagement with Data

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility  Under its 2012 Sustainable DC plan, the District of Columbia established targets that include reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent by 2032 and by at least 80 percent by 2050, including a citywide energy-use reduction target of 50 percent by 2032. In December of 2017, Mayor Muriel … Continued

Putting Data to Work: Implementation Guide for Energy Efficiency Program Administrators

Using Building-Level Data to Improve Energy Efficiency Across the U.S., an increasing number of cities, counties, and states are examining building performance benchmarking and transparency as a critical step in addressing building energy and water use. These energy benchmarking and transparency requirements generate new and robust building-level datasets, and staff of utilities and contractors who … Continued

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

Putting Data to Work: ACEEE Summer Study Paper

Orignially published in August 2016, this paper was the precursor to the Putting Data to Work toolkit that was released in February 2018. Putting Data to Work: Using Building Energy Performance Data to Expand the Market for Energy Efficiency in Buildings An increasing number of state and local jurisdictions are implementing building performance reporting laws, which generate … Continued