BP01: Basic Performance Data Tracking

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This first best practice is at the core of the BIT Building program as it guides BIT participants in the creation and implementation of an ongoing benchmarking and performance data tracking system.

Providing 1 to 3 years of the most recent performance data for the building or tenant space to establish a baseline for the project’s operations performance. This baseline then serves as a starting point for setting sustainable operations goals and provide comparison points for evaluating future sustainability initiatives as well as overall performance trends.

After establishing a baseline and continuing to track performance data, BIT participants can then set building performance goals and prioritize potential upgrade opportunities.

Additionally, benchmarking helps BIT participants understand how their building or tenant space performs relative to projects of similar size, operating in similar climates, and located in similar geographic regions. Once a benchmark has been established, the continuous monitoring of building performance metrics through the established data tracking system then helps verify any efforts made towards sustainability goals result in improved performance.

This best practice encourages the continual flow of information to help ensure the effectiveness of sustainable operations and maintenance strategies.

 

Objective

For each building or tenant-controlled space, establish and maintain a benchmarking and data tracking system where energy consumption, water consumption, and waste generation are tracked on a regular basis.

 

Submittal Requirements

The following submittals are required in order to fulfill the objective of this best practice.

 

Option 1. Share performance metrics via BITBuilding.org

  • Complete and submit project information.
  • Submit 12 - 36 months (36 months is preferred) of the most recent, reliable, and accurate performance metrics data for the project’s energy consumption, water consumption, and waste  production. Examples of acceptable forms of performance metrics data are utility bills for energy and water consumption and waste hauler reports for waste production and diversion.

OR

 

Option 2. Share performance metrics via ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

  • Create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM) account.
  • Enter 12 - 36 months (36 months is preferred) of the most recent, reliable, and accurate performance metrics data for the project’s energy consumption, water consumption, and waste production and diversion.
  • Share access to the ESPM account with BIT Building.

Implementation Guidance

See BIT Building Program Manual for additional details and recommended steps for implementing this best practice.

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This first best practice is at the core of the BIT Building program as it guides BIT participants in the creation and implementation of an ongoing benchmarking and performance data tracking system.

Providing 1 to 3 years of the most recent performance data for the building or tenant space to establish a baseline for the project’s operations performance. This baseline then serves as a starting point for setting sustainable operations goals and provide comparison points for evaluating future sustainability initiatives as well as overall performance trends.

After establishing a baseline and continuing to track performance data, BIT participants can then set building performance goals and prioritize potential upgrade opportunities.

Additionally, benchmarking helps BIT participants understand how their building or tenant space performs relative to projects of similar size, operating in similar climates, and located in similar geographic regions. Once a benchmark has been established, the continuous monitoring of building performance metrics through the established data tracking system then helps verify any efforts made towards sustainability goals result in improved performance.

This best practice encourages the continual flow of information to help ensure the effectiveness of sustainable operations and maintenance strategies.

 

Objective

For each building or tenant-controlled space, establish and maintain a benchmarking and data tracking system where energy consumption, water consumption, and waste generation are tracked on a regular basis.

 

Implementation Requirements

See BIT Building Program Manual for additional details and recommended steps for implementing this best practice.

Submittal Requirements

The following submittals are required in order to fulfill the objective of this best practice.

 

Option 1. Share performance metrics via BITBuilding.org

  • Complete and submit project information.
  • Submit 12 - 36 months (36 months is preferred) of the most recent, reliable, and accurate performance metrics data for the project’s energy consumption, water consumption, and waste  production. Examples of acceptable forms of performance metrics data are utility bills for energy and water consumption and waste hauler reports for waste production and diversion.

OR

 

Option 2. Share performance metrics via ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

  • Create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM) account.
  • Enter 12 - 36 months (36 months is preferred) of the most recent, reliable, and accurate performance metrics data for the project’s energy consumption, water consumption, and waste production and diversion.
  • Share access to the ESPM account with BIT Building.
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