Utilities urged to centralize energy data

Posted: March 06, 2013

A report Tuesday by the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) in the Navy Yard recommends that utilities provide a one-stop outlet for energy consumption data for building owners to comply with Philadelphia's new benchmarking law.

The city's biggest utility, Peco Energy Co., has already initiated plans to create an automated data transfer service aimed at easing compliance with the benchmarking law, which requires owners of large commercial buildings to report energy consumption to the city.

The city will use the data to rank buildings for energy efficiency. Philadelphia's new law will go into effect on Oct. 31.    - Andrew Maykuth

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