March 11, 2021
Benchmarking Basics + Help Session
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance as well as instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis. We will host small breakout groups after the presentation - if you need hands on help with benchmarking please indicate that when registering. See below for the list of information you'll need to collect to benchmark your building.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 AM
WHERE: Online via Zoom - registrants will receive a link upon registration and will also be sent a link the day before the event
FEE: Free to all attendees!
REGISTER: Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.
Background: On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial, and multifamily residential buildings who's square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City's Building Division.
In the City of St. Louis, buildings (residential, commercial, and industrial) are responsible for 80% of greenhouse gas emissions. Policies like the City's benchmarking requirements and the new Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) make St. Louis' existing buildings heroes in the fight against wasted energy, air pollution and climate change.
Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 01 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
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Information Needed to Benchmark Energy & Water Use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager:
1) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Login Information
Please bring your username and password if you already have an account. If not, we can help you set one up!
2) Property Use Details:
Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
3) Historic Utility Data
You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building:
- Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
- Natural Gas
- District Steam
- Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:
- Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
- Cost (optional)
Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: