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Accelerators

Energy Data

Building owners need information about energy use in order to measure and manage it. However, many building owners cannot access this information. Through the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator local governments are joining forces with their local utilities to make it easier for building owners to get access to whole-building energy usage data for the purposes of benchmarking their buildings. Partners agree to demonstrate streamlined, best-practice approaches for building owners to access whole-building energy usage data—with a specific focus on providing information for multi-tenant buildings. Throughout 2014 and 2015, Partners are convening local stakeholders to overcome key technical barriers, upgrading energy data systems, and designing and piloting systems in their areas. Through these efforts, Partners have committed to put systems in place to provide whole building data to at least 20 percent of commercial and/or multi-family building owners by the end of 2015.

Partners

Local Governments

  • City of Atlanta, GA
  • City of Austin, TX
  • Cities of Boston and Cambridge, MA
  • City of Chicago, IL
  • City of Columbus, OH
  • District of Columbia
  • City of Houston, TX
  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • City of Los Angeles, CA
  • City of New York, NY
  • City of Philadelphia, PA
  • Cities of San Diego and Chula Vista, CA
  • City of Salt Lake City, UT
  • City of San Francisco, CA
  • City of Santa Monica, CA
  • City of Seattle, WA

Utilities

  • Atlanta Gas Light Company
  • Austin Energy
  • NSTAR/Northeast Utilities
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • AEP Ohio
  • Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Reliant (an NRG Company)
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Gas Company
  • Xcel Energy Inc.
  • National Grid
  • PECO Energy Company
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Rocky Mountain Power
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Southern California Edison
  • Puget Sound Energy

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