More evidence that measuring makes a difference
Energy efficiency makes so much sense that it rarely finds champions in political circles.
But outside the Beltway, in cities and states across the U.S., energy benchmarking and disclosure laws for commercial buildings are driving efficiency gains that produce savings that are substantial enough that they should make people sit up and notice.
In the most recent report of data trends from Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which most buildings use to benchmark energy use, 35,000 buildings saved 7 percent over a three-year period. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Benchmarking-Drives-7-Percent-Cut-in-Building-Energy