Data Access

What data should you collect:

  • 1-2 years of monthly energy use (electricity and natural gas/oil)
  • Building floor area
    (Check LoopNet if you don't have this info)
  • For Energy Star Score, you will need specific use data (operating hours, # of workers, etc)
  • If available: 1 year of smart meter or interval electricity data (hourly or sub-hourly)

How can you access energy use data:

  • If you have done this before, that's great!
  • Utility-specific information at OpenEI
  • What's available: Try logging into your own company's utility web account to see what is available in your area
  • Some tools and utility programs will provide assistance with data access (for example WegoWise, or Noesis Energy Data Services)