Benchmarking is useful for property owners, facility managers, designers and architects. It facilitates energy accounting, comparing a facility’s energy use to similar facilities in order to assess opportunities for improvement, and quantifying/verifying energy savings. Atlantic Westchester System Benchmarking provides insights and key information to evaluate system performance.
There are 3 key reasons to benchmark energy usage in your building:
- Comparative assessments. It’s important to see how your building is performing compared to other same size and purpose buildings. This will give you a gauge to measure current performance. Repeated benchmarking can track progress over time.
- To establish your ENERGY STAR® score. Your building increases in value as your score goes up. Higher scores may also attract more tenants.
- To determine your carbon footprint. The benchmark will determine how small a mark you are leaving on our planet.
The next stage in the process would be to help identify how exactly your building is using energy. Atlantic Westchester will deploy data collection modules throughout your building that will obtain real time data.
Using this information and data from the National Weather Service, our powerful software will provide a report showing where your energy dollars are being spent. More importantly, this information may indicate what changes and system adjustments can be made to save you even more money on your overall energy expenditures.