**This is not a USGBC Louisiana event but we thought you would be interested**
YOU CAN’T TRACK WHAT YOU DON’T MEASURE – so how does your building’s energy use stack up against its peers?
The first step on the road to energy efficiency is benchmarking (which consists of monitoring and measuring) a property’s utility data. But where do you start? The Office of Resilience and Sustainability provides FREE support in helping commercial and multifamily buildings set up a benchmarking system, to provide property owners and managers the information they need to lower their operating costs.
Join us for an informal lunch-and-learn “Benchmarking Jam” on Wednesday, April 18th from 12:00 - 1:30pm at 930 Poydras.
In this session, Mechanical Engineer Brady Mills, the Senior Director of Sustainability at CBRE, will provide an overview of the benefits of energy management for large buildings, and how to implement ongoing benchmarking procedures that will give building engineers and facilities operators valuable information about how the air conditioning, heating, lighting and other systems are functioning.
Participants are invited to bring their laptops, as well as print-outs of twelve (12) months of Entergy New Orleans bills for hands-on assistance in entering utility data into the online software tool Energy Star Portfolio Manager – the national standard for energy benchmarking. Also come armed with your building operations questions for our energy expert!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Also – don’t forget to sign up your building for the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge, which is a friendly contest among downtown building owners, operators and managers to measure and monitor energy data. Free training and support are provided, and high achievers in multiple categories can win prizes and industry recognition. Whether your downtown building is a large or small commercial structure, a hotel, a retail establishment, a condo or apartment development, you can join the NOLA Energy Challenge to become more energy efficient.There is no fee to sign up – register at NOLA.gov/EnergyChallenge.