Utility Data Analysis and Benchmarking Services
Utility data analysis is essential in evaluating and monitoring your building's energy consumption and cost. This is a key component in understanding how energy is consumed in a building, and ultimately, optimizing energy efficiency and controlling operating costs.
These are some of the ways GES can help you:
Record, analyze, and report energy and other utility costs and consumption on a regular basis
Establish baselines, track benchmarks and identify billing errors
Devise and implement energy efficiency schedules
Negotiate utility rates based on actual energy demand and consumption profiles
GES also offers energy benchmarking services either as an energy consumption monitoring system or to help buildings qualify for Energy Star and LEED rating. In the case of an energy monitoring system, benchmarking helps identify patterns in energy consumption, gaps in efficiency and opportunities for improvement. Benchmarking is becoming a requirement for commercial buildings due to a growing trend towards more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient buildings supported by market demand and government policies. Government mandates for energy benchmarking are now becoming a growing trend with benchmarking using Energy Star's Portfolio Manager tool as a requirement.
In the case of Energy Star and LEED certifications, GES can help you navigate the requirements of acquiring the appropriate certification for your building and plan future projects so that your building remains sustainable, environmentally and financially.
The energy benchmarking process helps measure your building’s performance against that of other similar buildings and also sometimes against your past performance. GES can help improve operational efficiency by obtaining your utility billings electronically rather than on paper, through the electronic data interchange (EDI) system.