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Help with Benchmarking
The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrade will launch on July 10, 2013. Portfolio Manager will be unavailable from June 26 through July 9, 2013 to allow for the migration of data to the new, upgraded Portfolio Manager. More info
New to Benchmarking? Please start by taking a look at the resources available on our How to Comply page.
Benchmarking Your Building
Expert trainers provide live step-by-step workshops to walk you through setting up your building(s) in your own password-protected ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager account, and set up PG&E's free service that automatically updates the building's energy use each month.
- Benchmarking Energy Use in Commercial Buildings: The morning workshop walks you step-by-step through the process of benchmarking your building and setting up automated data upload from PG&E.
- You’ve Benchmarked your Building: What’s Next?: Building on the results of the morning’s benchmarking exercise, the afternoon course helps you set targets for improvement, find and qualify for the best available incentives, and know which low/no cost or capital upgrades can help you save on energy costs while improving your ENERGY STAR score.
Upcoming free hands-on classes:
These workshops are sponsored by PG&E, and held at the Pacific Energy Center: 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Call 415-814-3744 for details. Continuing education credit available from AIA, HSW/SD, and GBCI.
PG&E offers many other Energy Efficiency Classes; click for an up-to-date schedule.
US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program provides both live webinars and recorded trainings on how to benchmark with Portfolio Manager. (Note: These videos and webinars are provided for a national audience. They do not cover local ordinances or PG&E’s Automated Benchmark Service.)
If you would prefer to hire a consultant to complete your Benchmarking, you may do so. SF Environment can’t recommend a benchmarking consultant or an energy auditor, but can confirm that the following consultants have submitted either an Annual Energy Benchmark Summary or a Confirmation of Energy Audit on behalf of clients in San Francisco:
- 2rw Consultants
- Able Engineering
- Abraxas Energy Consulting
- Association for Energy Affordability
- BASE Energy
- Bay Efficiency
- Boone Energy
- Building Benchmarking
- Burton Energy Group
- Carbon Lighthouse
- CodeGreen Solutions
- Ecology Action
- Energy Design Solutions
- Environmental Building Strategies
- Honeyman Sustainability Consulting
- Interface Engineering
- kW Engineering
- Leading Edge
- Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services
- Lisa Smith
- Marina Mechanical
- Marketable Ventures
- Mr. Benchmark
- Northgate Environmental Management
- Partner Energy
- Pundir Group
- Radish Energy
- Tālō Management Group
- The Benchmark Analytic Report
- Verdigris Technologies
- Vert Energy Group
- WSP Flack + Kurtz
SF Environment is not making any recommendation, nor can we imply anything about the quality of their work. To the best of our knowledge, this is a full list of consultants who have submitted a benchmark to date, and some of them may also offer energy efficiency audit services.
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