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Energy Benchmarking

Energy benchmarking is a key energy management best practice that enables you to identify the energy performance of your building(s), invest strategically in energy efficiency upgrades and monitor effectiveness of energy improvements. Benchmarking is the process of comparing measurements against a standard, average or best practice with the purpose of improving current practice and moving toward the use of best practices.

What's included?

We are providing a direct feed of whole-building energy usage data from our metered data repository into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. After you complete the initial connection steps, we will update your data on a monthly basis so you can focus on the important part – saving energy.

Get Started

Download the User Guide

  1. Set up an account with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® along with the properties that you’d like to benchmark.

  2. Once you have that set up, log in to the Xcel Energy Benchmarking Portal to establish the energy data connection.

  3. Log back into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® and connect your account with Xcel Energy.

What next?

With your benchmarking data, you can identify energy efficiency opportunities. Here are a few resources to help make targeted improvements.

  1. Access national benchmarking resources. The U.S. Department of Energy provides tools to help you develop a benchmarking plan.

  2. Partner with Xcel Energy. Contact your account manager or an energy efficiency specialist at 1-855-839-8862 to get assistance with analyzing your benchmarking data and developing the best energy-saving strategy for your business.

  3. Take next steps to energy-saving upgrades. Implement an audit or study, and take advantage of money-saving rebates for energy improvements to lighting, heating, cooling, as well as custom efficiency projects specific to your operations.

Additional Resources

Benchmark Information Sheet

Energy Saving Tip

Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs may cost a bit more up front, but they can save big money over the life of the product. Plus, some energy-efficient equipment may be eligible for rebates to offset the initial cost.

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