Chicago Energy Benchmarking Free Training & Building Support

The City of Chicago and its partners are working together to provide free training and additional support to help all covered buildings comply with the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.

FREE TRAINING & BUILDING SUPPORT (click or scroll down): 

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Questions? We can help!  Call the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Help Center at (855) 858-6878 (M-F 9am-5pm) or email Info@ChicagoEnergyBenchmarking.org.


 

Online Chicago Energy Benchmarking Training Videos:

Please click on the links below to access recorded, online webinars with background information and detailed instructions on Chicago Energy Benchmarking.

 2018 Training: Dates & Info:

The Illinois Green Alliance, ASHRAE - Illinois Chapter, and the American Institute of Architects - Chicago (AIA) offer free, in-person and web-based training and hands-on office hours to help buildings comply with the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. 

2018 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Training: The 60-minute benchmarking training with local energy experts, covering ordinance background, how to comply with the ordinance, and how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. If you have specific questions, trainers can stay afterwards to provide hands-on assistance.

2018 Office Hours: Dates & Info

Office Hours provides hands-on, small group support to help buildings use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and comply with the ordinance (please bring 2017 energy bills; laptops welcome!).

  • May 23, 2018: 10am - noon at the Illinois Green Alliance (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1502)

 

USGBC - Illinois Chapter     ASHRAE - Illinois     AIA - Chicago


 

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Support & Resources:

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Support Materials: The U.S. EPA offers free online resources to help buildings get started using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Software:


How-To Videos: The following YouTube video links provide step-by-step instructions on specific tasks using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software:

 


Questions? We Can Help!

Call the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Help Center at (855) 858-6878 (M-F, 9am-5pm) or email Info@ChicagoEnergyBenchmarking.org.

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 Additional Information

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Instructions & Guidance Materials

Free Training & Building Support

Request Forms (IDs, exemptions, & pro-bono support)

Previous Results, Analysis, & Building Data

Additional Information & Resources


 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR ENERGY BENCHMARKING & TRANSPARENCY

“This ordinance will help to capture the information to enable better informed real estate decisions and unlock the market for energy efficiency.  We believe that this ordinance addresses key business and policy priorities in our sector, including saving money, creating local jobs, protecting our health, and promot[ing] Chicago’s position as a leading sustainable city to attract new business and succeed in the global market place.”

– Commercial and Residential Real Estate Management Executive

 

“Energy efficiency is not a passing fad; it has become a core value and operating principle for many of Chicago’s largest corporate tenants, condo owners, and residential tenants.”

– Commercial and Residential Real Estate Manager

 

“Energy [benchmarking and] disclosure [across our management portfolio of more than 1,000 buildings] has helped [condominium] board members feel comfortable making decisions to improve efficiency because they have more accurate data on which to base their decision. They are also able to better quantify the investment and return they will generate. We have found that the more informed owners are about their building’s environmental impact, the more empowered they are to improve it.”

– Residential Portfolio Director of Operations

 

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