Today, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a series of initiatives aimed at using open and accessible data to ensure a “clean, secure, and reliable” energy future. As part of this announcement, the City of Philadelphia is pleased to commit to using the Department of Energy’s SEED platform to track and publish building energy data as part of Philadelphia’s municipal and citywide building benchmarking programs.
SEED is a web-based platform that will enable both the city and individual building owners to track their buildings’ energy performance over time. SEED is designed to integrate with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the EPA tool that has become the standard for energy benchmarking and disclosure policies nationwide.
To learn more about SEED and the other initiatives set forth by Secretary Moniz today, visit the White House blog. Information about Philadelphia’s benchmarking program can be found at www.phila.gov/benchmarking.