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News Article
23 March 2016

SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray applauded the Seattle City Council for passing building energy legislation that establishes policies aimed at driving energy efficiency and reducing climate impact. The legislation was first mentioned in Murray’s State...

Blog Post
11 February 2016

Some benchmarking news that was in the works for a while, but finally went public yesterday – an Australian government sponsored review of the national law requiring offices to benchmark and disclose energy performance at time of sale or lease...

News Article
1 February 2016

On January 29 2016, the White House announced several actions regarding the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Initiative aimed at doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-sector leaders...

News Article
29 January 2016

The expansion of benchmarking initiatives around the country has developed a pathway to bring building performance information into the era of Big Data. However, this major expansion of data needs to be organized, managed, and accessible to make...

News Article
13 January 2016

It is relatively easy to make the connection that tracking and disclosing a building’s energy usage will promote energy savings, but in fact, there are many other benefits that go far beyond simply kilowatt hours. While benchmarking brings...

News Article
12 January 2016

Inside Chicago's new benchmarking report.

News Article
17 December 2015

City Releases Second Annual Report on Building Energy Use and New Data Visualization Tool as Part of Larger Effort to Cut Costs, Climate Pollution

News Article
16 October 2015

Using NCREIF data on commercial building utility expenditures, researchers from Resources for the Future found that buildings that benchmark their energy usage reduced their utility spending by an average of 3 percent.

News Article
1 October 2015

Buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption. With this in mind the European research project DIRECTION aims to demonstrate that very low energy buildings can be implemented in practice.

But what does it take to turn an...