Energy Efficiency

Energy benchmarking as a service with ENERGY STAR’s portfolio manager

A representative from the Energy Management Association's (EMA) Partner ENERGY STAR explores energy benchmarking with Portfolio Manager, and the opportunities it creates when it is implemented as an ongoing service to position the solution provider as a trusted advisor.

By Energy Management Association (EMA) January 7, 2022
Courtesy: Energy Management Association

Energy benchmarking with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager creates opportunities when it is implemented as an ongoing service to position the solution provider as a trusted advisor. Tracking and benchmarking energy use for client properties positions facility service companies as conscious of their clients cost and accountable for recommendations. The result is better client retention, differentiation and ultimately better profit margins.

Even knowing this, many firms still approach energy benchmarking as a one-time engagement focused on winning a specific project or meeting a specific client request. The reason is that the shift to energy benchmarking as an ongoing service requires companies to commit to and support a more streamlined benchmarking process, dedicate operational resources and deliver consistent reports to clients.

This webinar will outline the key differences between a company that benchmarks energy on a project basis and one that consistently delivers it as a service. It will cover the key elements of a benchmarking service and how they fit together in an ideal service design. Ultimately, attendees will learn key concepts and best practices for developing a robust ongoing measuring energy service using ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager.

Peter Flippen

Courtesy: Energy Management Association

This originally appeared on the Energy Management Association website. EMA is a CFE Media content partner. 


Energy Management Association (EMA)
Author Bio: The Energy Management Association is dedicated to advancing the quality of energy management for the benefit of the building owner. EMA is committed to the certification and training of Energy Management Professionals (EMPs).