NOTICE: SDG&E’s Web Services Data Exchange, formerly known as the Automated Benchmarking Service, is not available at this time. The software needed to implement this service is currently under development by SDG&E, and will be released in the coming months. No release date is currently set. Please refer back to this web page periodically for updated information.
Like the Automated Benchmarking Service, the Web Services Data Exchange will allow Portfolio Manager® users to request their utility or energy service provider to automatically upload utility billing information directly to their Portfolio Manager® account, saving the effort of manual data entry. The development and launch of the new service has been delayed in order to address concerns associated with customer information privacy, something that SDG&E takes very seriously. In the meantime, billing information can be entered manually by the Portfolio Manager® user via either the tool’s interactive input forms or one of its two spreadsheet upload methods. Refer to the Portfolio Manager® Help document How to Get Utility Data Into Portfolio Manager® for more information on utility data entry methods.
AB1103 Postponed Further
The CEC issued another notice of postponement for AB1103 – delaying implementation to January 1, 2014. This new law will require the owner of a building (having a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet) to benchmark that building when the entire building is to be sold, leased, or financed. For more information on the California Energy Commission’s Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program, click here.
Before you take any steps to reduce your energy use, it’s helpful to build a complete picture about how your facility currently uses energy. Benchmarking provides you with an easy way to assess and monitor your energy use.
Use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager to Benchmark
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is a tool that helps you identify savings opportunities, verify energy efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for exemplary energy performance.
Portfolio Manager will rank your building’s energy performance on a scale of 1 to 100. A score of 75 means your building performs better than 75% of similar buildings nationwide.
SDG&E's Web Services Data Exchange (coming soon)
Once you have created your building portfolio in Portfolio Manager, you can use SDG&E’s no-cost, easy-to-use Web Services Data Exchange to automatically send your building’s energy use information to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This service will be offered in the near future.
Guidance documents for the new Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool and Web Services Data Exchange are being developed and will be available soon.
Questions? Contact our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or email at email@example.com