Benchmarking

Local governments can adopt a policy to report the energy use of municipal buildings on an annual basis and, in large communities, also adopt legislation requiring the annual disclosure of energy use 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 for Small Communities and Counties [DOCX]
This Model Benchmarking Resolution provides a template for local legislation to meet the requirements of the Benchmarking action for small / medium size municipalities (with a population of 39,999 or less) and all county governments.

Model Benchmarking Local Law for Small Communities and Counties [DOCX]
This Model Benchmarking Local Law provides a template for local legislation to meet the requirements of the Benchmarking action for small / medium size municipalities (with a population of 39,999 or less) and all county governments.

Model Benchmarking Local Law for Large Communities) [DOCX]
This Model Benchmarking Local Law provides a template for a local legislation to meet the requirements of the Benchmarking action for large size cities, towns, and villages (with a population of 40,000 or more).

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training ResourcesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
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.