Benchmarking

Access and Monitor Your Energy Use

Before you take steps to reduce your energy use, it’s helpful to build a complete picture about how your facility uses energy. The Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is a tool that helps you identify savings opportunities, verify energy efficiency improvements, and receive recognition for exemplary energy performance.

Use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager to benchmark and 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). Once you have created your building portfolio, 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 ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. 

Automated Benchmarking

  1. Add the "SDGE Benchmarking" account to your contacts in Portfolio Manager.
  2. Send a message to benchmarking@semprautilities.com to notify us your request was submitted.
  3. While your request is being processed, edit your account meter names to the 8-digit SDG&E meter numbers.
  4. Submit a share request for all buildings and meters that require benchmarking - use the account name "SDGE Benchmarking" for the request. You will need a copy of your most recent bill to provide the account number and last bill amount to be added to the already existing meter number in Portfolio Manager.
  5. Once your share requests are finalized, they will be processed automatically at 1 p.m. PST daily.

Spreadsheet Method Benchmarking

  1. Submit a request by emailing benchmarking@semprautilities.com
  2. You'll receive a response requesting any letters of authorization required to release energy consumption data
  3. Any required letters of authorization must be signed by tenants of your property, and returned to us by email
  4. Once your eligibility is confirmed, we'll provide instructions to obtain your energy consumption data for uploading
  5. Occasionally, the existing meter names within your Portfolio Manager will need to be updated - we'll work with you to complete this step
  6. Once your custom upload template is complete, we'll run the information through our access tool and provide you with a final spreadsheet
  7. You'll then upload the completed spreadsheet into Portfolio Manager and begin using the tool

Questions? Contact our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or email businessenergysavings@sdge.com.

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