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Benchmarking the energy performance of a building provides information essential to minimizing the single largest controllable cost center in building operations: energy use.
Benchmarking your building’s energy performance data is one way to show that buildings in San Francisco are among the most efficient in the world – in other words, it helps attract buyers and tenants who value low cost of operations and environmental performance. Also, benchmarking improves the competitiveness of commercial buildings in the city, supports the local economy – particularly jobs related to energy efficiency, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves resources, and enhances electricity reliability.
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