Introduction to Energy Benchmarking: Energy Data, Metrics, and Analytics

Regular price $195.00

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Earn 2 PDH | .2 CEU 


Benchmarking is the energy manager, building owner, facility manager, building operator, end-user consultant, energy service provider, utility, State energy officials, and any other key stakeholder’s ruler to measure building performance quickly and accurately. In this course, the fundamentals around energy data, metrics, and energy benchmarking will be discussed. In addition, common pitfalls will be revealed, along with some ideas on how to avoid them. Options to facilitate benchmarking requirements and reporting, such as software, are also provided. Whether you are looking for training on benchmarking due to the value it provides the energy & operations team, or because you have a pending or existing mandate, this training course will help start you on your benchmarking journey.

Why take this course?

  • Benchmarking, and other forms of data analysis, have shown to have proven results in identifying ways to save energy. 
  • They are a low effort and low/no cost way to start your energy management journey.
  • Verify energy savings and prevent entropy (decline in savings year over year).
  • They are an integral part of your overall Strategic Energy Plan (SEP).

When the student completes this course, they will be able to:

  • Be able to explain why energy benchmarking is vital for identifying areas of energy efficiency improvement, cost savings, and the impact buildings have on emissions & sustainability.
  • Understand the value  of energy data.
  • Know how to analyze and benchmark energy data for insights.
  •  Understand different types of metrics and how to utilize them.


  • Overview
  • Why?
  • Terminology
  • The Basics
  • Spreadsheet and Profiles
  • Metrics and Benchmarking
  • Significant Energy Users
  • EPA Portfolio Manager & Energy / Utility Software 
  • Reporting
  • Additional Thoughts
  • Conclusions

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Walter “Wally” Bright is President of the Institute of Energy Professionals (IEP), where his goal is to provide practical and impactful energy management training backed by expertise in energy efficiency. Walter Bright is the lead instructor for all IEP training, instructing topics such as HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS), as well as other building-system and energy-related subjects. Prior to IEP, Wally spent five years in the building automation field as a contractor, designing open-protocol, multi-vendor, Tridium-based control systems for a variety of facilities, including schools, data centers, water treatment plants, and others. He helped produce shop drawings and created standards/best practices for the company to ensure quality installations. Wally has experience in the A&E industry as well, performing MEP design for the healthcare and research/lab sectors. In addition to traditional design work, he helped create standardized BAS specifications, sequence of operations, and provided controls-related oversight on a variety of projects. He also led equipment startups and several investigations to identify mechanical/controls-related issues with new and existing construction. Working both as a contractor and an engineer has enabled Wally to gain a unique insight into the BAS/controls marketplace.


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