Energy Data Accelerator program for Multi-tenant buildings

“Multi-tenant buildings present an obstacle to energy benchmarking that a new DOE program seeks to overcome….The Energy Department kicked-off an Energy Data Accelerator program last week that consists of sixteen regional partnerships between cities and utilities, including Minneapolis and Xcel Energy. The goal is to come up with a set of tools and best practices for sharing energy use data with landlords, while still protecting the privacy of renters.”  Dan Haugen



New ACEEE Report Centerpiece of White House Sponsored Roundtable with Building Owners and Utilities

“The paper will also be the centerpiece of a White House sponsored discussion that will launch an expansion of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative. The initiative will include multifamily buildings for the first time, as called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The event, organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and will bring together utilities that have partnered with ACEEE and leading owners of multifamily housing that are pledging to reduce energy consumption across their building portfolios by 20% within 10 years.”–Patrick Kiker