1.01 Energy Benchmarking: How Does Your Building Stack Up?
Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center
Room: 310C

Is your building so old that high efficiency is unattainable? Or perhaps your building is so new that it should perform optimally, yet it does not. If you have struggled with energy use in facilities, working to understand how efficient your building is and needing to justify investment dollars for more efficient operations, you are not alone. Comparative data with your peer group is the basic data you need to gain traction. That data is also hard to get. Since the early 1990s, ENERGY STAR has been collecting building energy consumption data and has recognized outstanding performance in buildings. Over the last several years, IFMA has partnered with ENERGY STAR to benchmark building energy use and aggregate that data through our ENEGY STAR initiative. At the same time, the City Energy Project (CEP) has been working with cities across the United States to catalyze energy benchmarking in buildings and design communitywide strategies to decrease energy use. These efforts have now converged and are refueling IFMA’s energy benchmarking. Through a collaborative relationship, IFMA and the CEP have combined efforts to take what we have learned from over 16,000 buildings, and share that information with the FM community. Join us in this presentation and discussion session to learn how you can leverage this research to gain support for improvements in your facility.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Understand the role of benchmarking in the management of facilities.
Learn about resources that are available to help facility managers interpret and analyze building energy performance.
Recognize how to identifywhat really matters in managing energy.
Learn what IFMA and the CEP are doing to bolster benchmarking resources.
Levels of Learning
300 level
Topic Category:
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Ms. Laurie Gilmer, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates PC
Marina Badoian-Kriticos, HARC