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See how your buildings compare with new vs. old Energy Star scores

August 30, 2018

By Josh Wentz

On August 26, the U.S. EPA made updates to all Energy STAR scores - with most buildings seeing a decrease in their scores. The latest scores are based on the upgrade from 2003 to 2012 U.S. EIA Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBES) datasets. Since 2003, ESPM has become an industry standard for benchmarking energy performance. More organizations are voluntarily using ESPM to report on energy consumption than ever before - and they deserve to be using data that's not 15 years old.

BenchmarkMyBuilding.com, Lucid's free tool to benchmark your buildings, automatically inherits this dataset upgrade. To quickly see the change in a building, enter just 3 items - building type, size, & location - at BenchmarkMyBuilding.com. Check out the before and after datasets for median or personalize benchmarks below.

Before vs. after report on Benchmarkmybuilding.com for the Empire State Building
Before vs. after report on Benchmarkmybuilding.com for the Empire State Building

Interested in benchmarking your own building in just one minute? Enter 3 fields for each building into benchmarkmybuilding.com and get your own instant report.

In addition, if you're a Lucid customer with EnergySTAR data in BuildingOS and would like to access your data from before the update, please email support@luciddg.com.


Learn more:

Lucid Blog Explanation

Webinar - Everything you need to know about Energy Star's score updates

Lucid Webinar Recording

EPA Energy Star Score Updates Explanation

Josh Wentz

Josh is Director of Product & Engineering of BuildingOS at Lucid. He architects new apps, integrations, and platform features from idea conception through design, engineering, and launch. Prior to Lucid, he led the code development, user interface design, and software integration of a web-based building simulation tool by the U.S. DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. He has also worked at PositivEnergy Practice of AS+GG Architects, General Electric (GE) Energy, and ANSYS. He holds a B.S. in Internet Science and B.A.E. in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. @joshwentz