Benchmarking Energy Data in EnergyCAP


Published on

In this presentation, Steve Heinz discusses various options for benchmarking energy use for your facilities, including ENERGY STAR and EnergyCAP.

Steve Heinz is a Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager, and is the Founder and CEO of EnergyCAP, Inc.

Learn more at

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Benchmarking Energy Data in EnergyCAP

  1. 1. Benchmarking Energy Data©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comSteve Heinz, PE, CEMFounder & CEOEnergyCAP, Inc.
  2. 2. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comPresented by EnergyCAP, Inc.EnergyCAP is used by organizations that receive many utility bills forbill processing, energy reporting and analyticsOver 30 years as industry leader; first release in 1982. (Thepredecessor software was FASER Energy Accounting).Web-based and on-premise versionsFinancially secure. No debt. No VC funds.EnergyCAP software is all we do—we don’t sell hardware, retrofits,consulting, bill payment outsourcing, procurement.
  3. 3. 1,500 organizations use EnergyCAP.City Government (San Francisco, Baltimore, Sacramento,Virginia Beach, Tampa, Denver, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City,Cleveland)County Government (Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara CA;Loudoun, Fairfax, Chesterfield VA; Miami Dade, Charlotte FL)Federal (USMC, Smithsonian, U.S. Dept of Energy Labs)Commercial (Ryder, Equity Residential, Forest City, BJsWholesale Clubs, CBRE, Northrop Grumman)Education (800+ school districts, SUNY system, Univ of CAsystem, UCF, Univ of Kansas)©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader
  4. 4. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmarking Energy Data
  5. 5. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comWhat is benchmarking?Measuring performance vs. a peer group, i.e. your rankin a group.
  6. 6. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comWhy is this valuable?A quick, easy, low-cost way to see how you’re doingcompared to others.
  7. 7. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBuilding Benchmarks
  8. 8. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comPopular building benchmarksENERGY STAR ratingsIndustry benchmarksEnergyCAP benchmarksBuilding Benchmarks
  9. 9. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comENERGY STAR prosWidely usedHighly recognized brandA broad indicator of efficiencyGreat for publicityBuilding Benchmarks
  10. 10. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comENERGY STAR consOnly accounts for certain variablesIs it actionable?Building Benchmarks
  11. 11. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comIndustry Benchmarks prosMore specific to your portfolioA broad indicator of efficiencyBuilding Benchmarks
  12. 12. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comIndustry Benchmarks consOnly accounts for certain variablesIs it actionable?Building Benchmarks
  13. 13. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comEnergyCAP Benchmarks prosSpecific to your portfolio—you manage your peer groupsProvides actionable inputBuilding Benchmarks
  14. 14. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comEnergyCAP Benchmarks consDoesn’t give a broader perspective beyond yourorganization (so industry or ENERGY STAR benchmarksare a good sanity check).Building Benchmarks
  15. 15. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comThe Key: Accurate & Specific Peer GroupsFor example, a municipality:Building Benchmarks
  16. 16. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Building average cost per dayTells You: Most expensive buildings by total costBuilding Benchmarks
  17. 17. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Annualized cost per sq ftTells You: Which buildings are very expensiveto operate. 7 out of 10 libraries seem OKBuilding Benchmarks
  18. 18. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Billed KW per sq ftTells You: Which buildings have unusual peakdemand, assuming equipment is similarBuilding Benchmarks
  19. 19. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Weather load per sq ftTells You: Which buildings have unusual weather sensitivityBuilding Benchmarks
  20. 20. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comMeter Benchmarks
  21. 21. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Meter average cost per dayTells You: Most expensive meters by total costMeter Benchmarks
  22. 22. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Meter average use per dayTells You: Highest volume metersMeter Benchmarks
  23. 23. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Demand (KW) RankTells You: Highest billed demand metersMeter Benchmarks
  24. 24. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Unit cost ranked by total costTells You: Hopefully, that most expensive metersare benefitting from the lowest ratesMeter Benchmarks
  25. 25. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Unit costTells You: Excessive average unit costMeter Benchmarks
  26. 26. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comAbility to remove inconsequential (low total cost)meters from the benchmark is valuableMeter Benchmarks
  27. 27. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comNow we have great candidates for investigation!All exceed $1.00 per KWH; $170,000 annuallyMeter Benchmarks
  28. 28. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBenchmark: Unit cost by rate codeTells You: Excessive average unitcost–rate change candidatesMeter Benchmarks
  29. 29. Resources to Learn More©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader
  30. 30. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comENERGY STAR ( an ENERGY STAR PartnerSubmit your buildings for ENERGY STAR ratingsMany free resources on the websiteResources to Learn More
  31. 31. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comBuildingBenchmarks.comwww.FreeEnergyManagerTools.comAccess U.S. Dept of Energy CBECS data with a user-friendly interfaceResources to Learn More
  32. 32. ©2013 EnergyCAP, Inc. @energycap #energyleader www.EnergyCAP.comThank you for viewing this presentation!