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:
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?