Regional Building Energy Data Management Working Group
Utilities and regulators play an essential role in helping building owners better understand their building energy use, which is a critical first step in making energy decisions. This working group was convened to bring together the important regional stakeholders in energy data access, and to drive the market forward.
March 22, 2012 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Robert Powelson and the EEB Hub co-hosted a first-ever regional discussion on strategies to facilitate building owner access to their energy use data. As an outcome, the EEB Hub has been tasked with creating and coordinating a working group for Mid-Atlantic utility commissioners that will explore the best strategies for uniform data access and implementation by utilities so that a uniform market can be created for owners and vendors.
July 27, 2012: The first Regional Building Energy Data Management Working Group meeting was held. The event convened almost 40 important stakeholders from the regional, state and national levels to discuss opportunities and priorities for building energy data access in Greater Philadelphia.
October 25, 2012: The Hub hosted the second Regional Utility Data Access Working Group at PECO’s headquarters. Regional and national stakeholders were represented including BOMA, major property owners, the City of Philadelphia, regional utilities, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission, association and interest groups and service providers such as OPower. Presentations were provided by utilities from New York City, Chicago and Seattle and a joint presentation was also provided by the White House CEQ, EPA’s Energy Star Program, and DOE’s BTP program about how federal data access efforts compliment and leverage each other at the regional scale. The outcome was an announcement by PECO at the meeting that they are pursuing a service that will provide both automatic benchmarking services and Green Button connect for commercial building owners.
February 8, 2013: The Regional Utility Data Access Working Group gathered for its third meeting at the EEB Hub to discuss best practices for utility data-sharing of building energy use, next steps for implementation of Philadelphia’s new Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Ordinance and policy updates from key local, state and national stakeholders. Featured speakers included representatives from the Department of Energy, Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), PECO, EPA’s Energy Star program, and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.
Two draft papers were presented, including one from IMT, offering recommendations for utilities on how to improve data access for customers. The researchers also discussed the benefits of benchmarking for both building owners and utilities.
Speaker presentations from the event can be found below:
- Benchmarking Implementation (PDF)
- EEB Hub Data Access Group Presentation (PDF)
- EPA EEB Hub Update Presentation (PDF)
- IMT Utility Data Access Guide (PDF)
- Regional Data Access Benchmarking Presentation (PDF)
- SEE Action Data Access Paper Overview (PDF)
Regional Data Management Working Group Meeting July 2012 Meeting Notes [ Building Energy Data ]
Summary report from the July 27, 2012 meeting of the Regional Building Data Energy Management Working Group, including remarks from Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Rob Powelson, EEB Hub Deputy Director Laurie Actman, Institute for Market Transformation Executive Director Cliff Majersik, City of Philadelphia Sustainability Director Katherine Gajewski, PECO Director of Energy and Marketing Services Frank Jiruska, and input from other attendees.
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