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Benchmarking Energy Usage


Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The most-used energy measurement and tracking tool for commercial buildings.

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® (ESPM) is a tool for tracking, analyzing, and reporting property energy use, water use, waste and materials, and energy-related GHG emissions as well as assessing performance over time and comparing against peer buildings, similar buildings within your own portfolio, and reduction goals. ENERGY STAR’s 1-100 scores and ENERGY STAR certification are available for several higher education building types and can help you demonstrate your sustainability achievements and industry leadership.

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comply with CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY BILL 802 (AB802)

Building Energy Use Benchmarking and Public Disclosure Program

California’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program requires the owners of buildings to report energy use data every year to the California Energy Commission (CEC). This information is shared on the CEC website for building owners and operators to compare their building’s energy use to other similar buildings and take action to improve the energy efficiency of their building, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and lower their utility bills.

For guidance on how to submit your benchmarking report in compliance with AB802,
 follow these steps, or watch the following video:

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The CCC/IOU Partnership offers assistance with the benchmarking process!

Contact Lisa Imai at

set up automatic data exchange

Districts can get their monthly energy data automatically uploaded to Portfolio Manager directly from PG&E, SCE, SCG, and SDG&E!

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Visit PG&E Benchmarking Website

PG&E Guide

PG&E CISR Form (for campuses with more than one meter)

Visit SCE Benchmarking Website

SCE Guide

SCE CISR Form (for campuses with more than one meter)

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Visit SCG Benchmarking Website

SCG Guide (Multiple-meter campus) (Single-meter campus)

SoCalGas CISR Form (for campuses with more than one meter)

Visit SDG&E Benchmarking Website

SDG&E Guide

SDG&E CISR Form (for campuses with more than one meter)


Basics of Benchmarking and Compliance

This webinar will serve as a beginner’s guide to Portfolio Manager and provide you with all the essential “how-to” information you need to start benchmarking and reporting your building data to your local or state government.

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Browse ENERGY STAR's calendar of upcoming Live Online Trainings, watch past Recorded Trainings, or download presentations from the Slide Library,

Follow along with Portfolio Manager demonstration videos, or bookmark Portfolio Manager “How-to” documents.

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Browse or search the Frequently Asked Questions,
like How to benchmark a campus.

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Receive a free scorecard from the EPA showing how your campus performance compares against peer institutions!

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