Life after EnergyIQ

Since its launch in 2006, we are proud to have seen the EnergyIQ action-oriented benchmarking tool garner nearly 1,600 users. These users have collectively benchmarked buildings representing 155 million square feet of floor area!  This free resource made it easier to put a given building's energy use in meaningful context with that of its peers and to recognize where savings have been achieved or where a large potential still exists. Sadly, due to loss of funding, we will be shutting down the service as of June 30, 2016. Until that time you are welcome to continue using the site. Your engagement in the project over the past decade has been greatly appreciated.

Many people have asked for alternative benchmarking resources once EnergyIQ has closed down, and whether the existing EnergyIQ data can somehow remain available.

There are two sources of benchmarking data in the EnergyIQ system: Representative market surveys (CEUS for California and CBECS for the entire US), and user-entered data for additional specific buildings.  The individual data from CEUS are confidential (CEC policy), but Itron offers some reports and simple web browsers to extract summary information (more on that here and here). The raw individual-building data for CBECS are downloadable from the DOE website (here). The user-entered data (approximately 1200 buildings) in EIQ is also considered private. 

The methods utilized in EnergyIQ are documented in other areas of this wiki (see menu to left).

Alternate resources include the DOE Building Performance Database, which has benchmarking data on over 127,000 commercial buildings. It does not have the same "action-oriented" functionality as EnergyIQ. Other benchmarking tools and resources from LBNL are listed here.

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