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.