Beyond Benchmarking: Unlocking Value for Building Managers (Sponsored by ASHRAE LI)

Beyond Benchmarking: Unlocking Value for Building Managers (Sponsored by ASHRAE LI)

April 02, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learning Theatre 1

Buildings account for roughly 40 percent of the total energy used in the United States, with building owners and occupants spending roughly $450 billion on energy bills each year. In order to curb building energy use, many jurisdictions, such as New York City, are requiring that building owners benchmark and report their energy use in order to understand how their building stock consumes energy, assess areas for improvement, and make informed decisions on policy and program developments.

But how does this benefit those that own and manage these buildings? Billions of dollars of value are currently locked inside our building stock. This untapped wealth is the gap between the amount of energy buildings use to operate and meet occupants’ needs, and the amount of energy that would be required if buildings were operating as efficiently as possible. In this seminar, we will discuss how enhanced benchmarking can be used as the cornerstone of a building’s energy and asset management plan, and the steps that a building manager can take to make informed decisions about their buildings that benefit their bottom line and improve occupant satisfaction.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review benchmarking requirements and deliverables
  2. Examine how benchmarking can be used for the basis of building asset management
  3. Understand next steps for a building’s energy efficiency
  4. Discuss funding and incentive opportunities that make energy efficiency low risk for building owners and tenants



  • Bill Artis



    Essential Energy Consulting

      Bill Artis is a Principal at Essential Energy Consulting in NY, a firm that specializes in high performance buildings, research, and organizational...

  • Sophie Cardona


    Project Manager


    As a project manager in NYSERDA’s commercial and technical assistance programs, Sophie works closely with commercial facilities and tenants to help...



  1. Track
    Building Automation
    Business and Compliance
    Energy/ Energy Management
    Maintenance and Operations
    Restoration and Renovation
  2. Target Audience
    Building Owners
    Energy Engineers
    Facility Managers
    Maintenance Engineers
    Property Managers

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