According to Katherine Tweed of Greentech Enterprise, energy benchmarking of public and private buildings in the US is on the verge of a boom. Tony Liou, principal engineer with Partner Energy, an energy efficiency consulting firm says that the process of benchmarking may not lead to a boom in retrofits, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant energy savings to be had. “It’s just basic oversight and troubleshooting,” he noted, adding that “simple awareness drives action.”
And with the proper data, retrofits are easier to justify. Yet some cities still stay away from benchmarking, for fear of what they might find. Full story here.