What You Need to Know Right Now About Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Own or manage a non-residential building over 250,000 square feet in Chicago?

Chicago energy benchmarking begins! We’ve got the basics to help building owners get started.

Professional and public interest groups from around Chicago, including Elevate Energy, have come together to support building owners and managers in energy benchmarking and efficiency improvement opportunities. You have access to:

The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance raises awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents. Here’s more on why energy benchmarking matters.

This year, non-residential buildings over 250,000 square feet are required to benchmark by June 1, 2014. To comply, building owners and managers will gather building and energy data, enter it into the free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, have the data verified by a qualified professional, and share the data with the city.

Read more here.

Chicago skyline image used with permission from Flickr user jgoge.

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