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Benchmarking Help Session

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri  63110
United States
Contact: Emily Andrews

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May 23, 2019
Benchmarking Help Session

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis. 

This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 

Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. 

Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information (see list below).


On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at

Thursday, May 23, 9 - 11 AM
Attendees may drop in at any point during the timeframe of the help session. 


Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Free to all

Click the "register" button on the left side of this page

Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | | 314-577-0854
City of St. Louis  | | 314-622-5689


Each attendee should bring a Laptop or Tablet, as well as all information needed for benchmarking, below. 

  • Property Use Details: 
  • Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
  • Historic Utility Data 
    • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building: 
      • Water 
      • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
      • Natural Gas
      • District Steam
      • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
    • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:  
      • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
      • Usage
      • Cost (optional)
    • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: 

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