Benchmarking is a policy that a local government adopts that requires the annual reporting of energy used in municipal buildings. In large communities, local governments may require the annual disclosure of energy used in large private buildings.
Fact Sheet [PDF]
This fact sheet provides a brief description of the Benchmarking action along with the benefits communities can expect to achieve.
Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]
This slide presentation provides an overview of the Clean Energy Communities program as well as a detailed description and step-by-step guidance for implementing the Benchmarking action.
Model Benchmarking Resolution [DOCX]
This Model Benchmarking Resolution provides a template for local legislation to meet the requirements of the Benchmarking action for municipal buildings.
Model Benchmarking Local Law for Private Buildings [DOCX]
This Model Benchmarking Local Law provides a template for a local legislation to meet the requirements of the Benchmarking action for municipal buildings and large private buildings.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training Resources
This website offers a series of videos and training resources on using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This website offers a series of videos and training resources.