EnergyScoreCards Minnesota provides one of the largest demonstrations of the feasibility and impact of multifamily benchmarking to date, with detailed documentation on methods, results, and lessons learned. The program was designed as a controlled experiment, with participants randomly divided into either a treatment group or a control group. While the energy consumption of both groups of buildings was tracked over the course of two years, the treatment group received free access to Bright Power’s proprietary energy analysis service, EnergyScoreCards, which includes software and a dedicated Energy Analyst. Participants in the control group did not have access to the service until after the second year of the study, allowing a comparison of outcomes between the two groups.
June 30, 2015