Benchmarking Blitz

Click here to view the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Overview Presentation

Click here to view Erik Leuder’s presentation

Click here to view Jeff Kelley’s presentation

Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive energy management tool that allows you to measure and track your building’s energy and water consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time.

Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the October 27 Benchmarking Blitz! All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, congregations, non-profits and local governments are encouraged to attend.

In order for this event to be a success, each building representative should bring:

  • Laptop.
  • The building street address, year built, and contact information.
  • 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building.  You will need the number of units of each energy type used, not just the dollar amount of the utility fee. Attendees that register by October 20 can receive assistance collecting this data from Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas.
  • The building gross floor area
  • Key operating characteristics for each major space type.
    __ Gross floor area (SF)__ Hours of operation per week__ # of personal computers__ Presence of cooking facilities – yes or no__ # of commercial refrigeration/freezer units

Tuesday, October 27, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Come early to join the Sierra Club and allies in support of energy efficiency in St. Louis County! Enjoy a tour of Missouri’s first LEED certified brewery – Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall. Event starts at 1:30 pm, tour begins at 2:00 pm

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Grove Brewery & Bierhall, 4465 Manchester Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110

FEE: Free to all. Please pre-register using the link below.

REGISTER: Online Registration is now closed. In-person registration will be available at the event. 

VOLUNTEER: Volunteers at the Benchmarking Blitz will support building representatives
to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is required. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0854.

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