Benchmarking Jam

By on August 9, 2018
08/23/2018 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110

Benchmarking Jam

Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive energy management tool that allows you to measure and track your building’s energy, water and waste consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time.

Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the upcoming Benchmarking Jam! All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, institutions, congregations, non-profits and governments are encouraged to attend.

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 4: 00 – 6:00 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

Click the “register” button on the left side of this page

Volunteers at the Benchmarking Jam will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | | 314-577-0854
City of St. Louis  | | 314-622-5689


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 all of the following used in the building: 
      • Water (optional)
      • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
      • Natural Gas
      • District Steam
      • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
    • Data needed for water and each energy type in use at the building. We recommend gathering at least 13 months of data:
      • 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: 

Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee’s image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.


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