Seattle City Energy Benchmarking
Helping the city of Seattle understand energy use and management
Developed in partnership with the City Energy Project, these Energy Benchmarking tools are designed to help cities communicate about commercial property energy usage and trends. Launched in 2015 and since customized by specific participating cities like Seattle, WA, the toolset helps energy policy professionals visually understand progress towards meeting local energy use targets, and communicate about such progress over time, building by building.
The open-source based tools include maps and visualizations of building energy usage across a number of metrics, building-specific report cards, and email report card delivery customization for certain cities. In addition to Seattle, WA, the platform is also employed by Washington D.C., Chicago, IL, and other City Energy Project partners.