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Benchmarking Jam

  • 25 Feb 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

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  • Have experience with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager? Assist building representatives to benchmark their energy use!


February 25
Benchmarking Jam

Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive energy management tool that allows you to measure and track your building’s energy and water consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time.

Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the February 25 Benchmarking Jam! All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, congregations, non-profits and local governments are encouraged to attend.

In order for this event to be a success, each building representative should bring:
  • Laptop or Tablet
  • The building street address, year built, and contact information.
  • 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building.  You will need the number of units of each energy type used, not just the dollar amount of the utility fee. Historical energy use data can be downloaded on the Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas websites with an online account. 
  • Additional required information varies by property type, see list below.
WHEN
Thursday, February 25, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

WHERE
NOTE NEW LOCATION
Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

FEE
Free to all. 

REGISTER: Online registration is now closed. In-person registration will be at the event. 

In Addition, attendees should bring information for their specific building type:

College/University:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Enrollment
  • Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) workers
  • Number of computers

House of Worship:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Maximum seating capacity
  • Weekdays of operation
  • Hours of operations per week
  • Number of personal computers
  • Presence of cooking facilities (yes/no)
  • Number of commercial refrigeration/freezer units

K-12 Schools:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Gymnasium floor area (square feet)
  • High school - yes/no
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Student seating capacity
  • Months in use
  • Open weekends - yes/no
  • Number of personal computers
  • On-site cooking - yes/no
  • Number of walk-in refrigeration/freezer units
  • Percent of floor area that is cooled in 10% increments (10%, 20%, 30%, etc)
  • Percent of floor area that is heated in 10% increments (10%, 20%, 30%, etc)

Office:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Number of personal computers
  • Percent of floor area that is cooled (>50%, <50%, or none)
  • Percent of floor area that is heated (>50%, <50%, or none)

Restaurant:

  • Gross Floor Area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Number of computers

All other building types should refer to this list.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0854.

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