USGBC – Benchmarking Jam

By on December 14, 2017
02/01/2018 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110

Benchmarking Jam
Thursday, February 1, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

In partnership with the City of St. Louis

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Jam. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

This event is free to all. Space is limited and registration is required.

Thursday, February 1, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O’Connell’s Pub,
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Free to all


  • Welcome
  • Overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including common issues and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Reporting Data to the City of St. Louis
  • Hands-on Help Session: Get hands-on assistance using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

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

  • Laptop or Tablet
  • Property Use Details: 
  • Additional required information varies by building type.Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s Data Collection Worksheet.
  • Historic Utility Data 
    • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building:
      • Water
      • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
      • Natural Gas
      • District Steam
      • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
    • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017. Gather the following data for at least that period:
      • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
      • Usage
      • Cost (optional)
    • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites:

REGISTER: Register Online Here


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