The Smart Building Center and WA Department of Commerce offers a suite of resources that can help you benchmark a building with ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. The resources are designed to take you through the entire process, from understanding benchmarking and the benefits it can provide, to understanding your results and producing reports to help you identify energy savings opportunities.
Below you can explore a series of short training videos and fact sheets that will help you with the benchmarking process. You will also find additional resources under some of the training videos that pertain to each topic in that video.
Benchmarking Fact Sheets
1. What is Benchmarking Fact Sheet
2. Benefits of Benchmarking Fact Sheet
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training Videos
Training Video 1: Data Collection – Property Use Data
Training Video 2: Data Collection – Energy Usage Data
Training Video 3: Create an Account and Add a Property
Training Video 4: Enter Energy Usage Data
- Meter Consumption Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
- Utility Data Exchange Services
Training Video 5: Reporting your Building and Compliance
Not yet available: this video is in development, pending determination of reporting requirements.
Training Video 6: Understand Your Results and Create Reports
- ENERGY STAR Certification
- Pro Bono Verification
- Seattle Case Studies (source: City of Seattle, OSE)
Training Video 7: Maintain Your Account and Verify Data Accuracy
How to Correct Default Data – Multifamily (source: City of Seattle, OSE)
How to Correct Default Data – Commercial (source: City of Seattle, OSE)