As promised in our last benchmarking-specific blog post, full results of Year One reporting are now available (see below for the results presentation). This report is the culmination of months of hard work by building owners and operators throughout the City of Philadelphia, as well as utility, non-profit, and federal partners.
Among the key findings from this report:
- Ratable buildings in Philadelphia have an average ENERGY STAR score of 64, well above the nationwide average of 50.
- Hundreds of buildings fall below this nationwide average, demonstrating the opportunity represented by energy efficiency retrofits.
- Compliance rates were similar to benchmarking programs in other cities, but improved outreach and guidance will be necessary for Year 2.
The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability looks forward to this continued partnership with building owners in the years to come. The deadline for Year 2 benchmarking is June 30, 2014. If you have questions about the results of Year 1 reporting or compliance with Year 2, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.