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.
    1. Once logged in, click the "Contacts" link at the top right of the page
    2. Then click the "Add Contact" button
    3. Using the name field, search "SDGE Benchmarking"
    4. Click the "Connect" button, read the Terms & Conditions, and submit the connection
  2. While your request to connect contacts is being processed, edit your account meter names to the 8-digit SDG&E meter numbers.
    1. ​Click a property in Portfolio Manager
    2. Naviage to the "Meters" tab
    3. Next to the meter you are changing, click the drop down menu and select "Edit Basic Meter Information"
    4. In the "Name" field, enter ONLY the 8-digit meter number beginning with 0
    5. Click "Save"
  3. 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.
    1. Navigate to the "Sharing" tab in your Portfolio Manager account
    2. Select the property or properties to share
    3. Select the "Personalized Sharing" option to allow for data exchange
    4. Fill in all required fields and change the permissions to "Full Access" to all properties and meters being shared
    5. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up and click "Submit" then "Share Properties"
  4. All share requests MUST use the "Full Access" option, including properties and meters. Any access level other than "Full Access" will result in a rejected meter or property share request.
  5. Once your share requests are finalized, they will be processed automatically at 1 p.m. PST daily.

Questions? Contact our Benchmarking Support team at benchmarking@semprautilities.com.

If you already have signed Letters of Authorization from building tenants, please do forward them to the support address above.

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