You’re invited to join us on Wednesday, October 6 to learn about municipal benchmarking—and celebrate Energy Efficiency Day!
We’ll kick things off at 10 am with a look at how two Pennsylvania cities are driving energy efficiency savings through benchmarking ordinances, data, and analysis. Afterward, we’ll announce our 2021 Energy Efficiency Champion award winners!
Under municipal benchmarking programs, building owners and managers track energy usage at large commercial properties. Measurement helps them assess energy usage over time, gauge performance relative to similar properties, and identify the highest-impact opportunities for efficiency improvements.
Representatives from Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania will showcase their projects and findings.
Flore Marion, Energy Advisor for the City of Pittsburgh, oversees the City's Building Benchmarking Project. This four-year-old program handles analysis and compliance with the city’s benchmarking ordinance. We’ll get a sneak peek at forthcoming findings from the program’s 2020 data and associated savings calculations.
LeAnne Harvey is Program and Communications Manager with Green Building United, which manages the Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking Program on behalf of the City’s Office of Sustainability. This program’s 2019 report shows that participating buildings have experienced a 5% drop in overall energy use since 2013. Since the program’s inception, more than half of each year’s reporting buildings achieved energy savings.