Has your city informed you that your facility needs to benchmark its energy use? Are you unsure about how to even go about complying with this requirement? Or perhaps you just don’t have the time for this? Alternative Utility Services (AUS) can help you out of this jam with our experienced energy benchmarking team that will ensure your facility stays in compliance with benchmarking regulations, while providing you energy data that can lead to savings on your energy costs.
Benchmarking Your Energy Use
Several cities and states across the country now mandate that large commercial and even residential buildings benchmark their energy use on an annual basis. These mandates require utility usage data to be uploaded online so that it can be compared to similar facilities and against itself over time toward the goal of encouraging greater efficiency in energy use.
However acquiring energy data for your facility and inputting it online can be strenuous and very time consuming. Through our benchmarking services, AUS will work with you and your local electric, natural gas, and water utilities to obtain annual usage information for all your facilities, including obtaining tenant permission when required. We will then input all your energy usage and facility specific data into the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager and coordinate with local authorities to ensure your facility complies with local requirements and avoids costly fines. AUS will also take care of periodic third-party engineering verification of your benchmarking results as required by law.
Taking Advantage of Benchmarking
While benchmarking is an inconvenience for most, AUS can help your facility turn it into a positive. Because we have decades of experience in energy consulting and procurement, the process of benchmarking allows us to identify opportunities to save you money on your energy costs. From finding profitable equipment upgrades to spotting opportunities for self-generation and demand reduction to discovering billing errors that may be costing you thousands of dollars, AUS will ensure your benchmarking works for you.