Benchmarking compares the energy use of your building to similar buildings, of similar size, age, occupancy, and function that are located in a similar climate. Benchmarking allow building owners to get a quick understanding of how there building is doing in comparison to other buildings. “My building is a 41!, I guess it’s time to make some improvements.” “My building is an 86, we are in great shape, I’m getting a plaque to tell everyone that this is an Energy Star building.”
We use the Energy Star benchmark database of the US to compare your building and give it a number from 1 to 100. Here, 1 is the worst energy hog building, 50 is average, 75 and up is Energy Star building and 100 is zero net energy or someone else is accidentally paying for your power use.
Benchmarking is the first step in the commissioning of a building; a systematic process ensuring that all building systems perform interactively, as designed, and to the owners’ and occupants’ operational needs.
BECT can provide for all your benchmarking needs, from offices to commercial to retail to multifamily buildings.