Finding ways to better share monthly aggregated energy data from utilities to building owners and operators is critical to understanding and improving building performance across our country. But it’s easier said than done, requiring cooperation among local industry stakeholders including building owners, utilities, governments and advocacy groups. On Jan. 24, a group of these stakeholders from across Minnesota gathered in Minneapolis to discuss ways to improve the flow of building data in the state.
While energy modeling analyses have become increasingly important to driving energy performance within the green building industry, the efficiency of transferring the resulting data is still fairly poor. In particular, filling out LEED Online template forms represents significant time for design teams and present opportunities for errors as data is manually sorted and transcribed, sometimes several times throughout a project’s lifespan.
That’s why we built the COMNET Energy Modeling Portal, one of the first LEED automation tools to hit the market.
Reducing the costs and environmental impacts of excessive energy use is the focus of owners, investors, occupants, policy makers, and many other stakeholders.
Today the White House launched the Green Button Initiative, which connects more than 15 million Americans with their utility providers for streamlined access to their energy data. Nine utilities and electricity suppliers initially signed up for this la…
We’re excited to announce that the USGBC blog has moved to the new USGBC.org website.
Head there now to check out our recent posts, including:
3 Things You Need to Know About Energy Data & LEED
The Building Happiness Metric, and
How Do I Choose a…