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Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Energy Benchmarking Infographic



Originally published on CleanTechnica sister site Green Building Elements.

The Institute for Market Transformation has created an infographic on why benchmarking the energy use of buildings is important. I’m a huge fan of benchmarking, in general, and I’m also obviously a big fan of saving energy, so I think this is pretty cool. Check out the infographic:

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Some of the facts from the infographic that most stood out to me were:

  • 40% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings (okay, we’ve seen that fact before).
  • ½ of all energy savings can be achieved through no-cost or low-cost improvements.
  • Only 8 cities have benchmark (as of June 2013).

Any thoughts on energy benchmarking or benchmarking policies?

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  • yoshhash

    In Ontario, ALL municipalities are mandated to provide benchmarking data by the Ministry of Energy.

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