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2017 Chicago Energy Benchmarking

2017 Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Full Title: 2017 Chicago Energy Benchmarking
Author(s): Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
Publisher(s): City of Chicago
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
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Description (excerpt):

On February 9, 2018 the City of Chicago released its 2017 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report and Infographic. The City also posted energy data for over 2,700 properties, as authorized under the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. Click here to read the report or 1-page Infographic, and to review the data release for 2017 and for all previous years.

Energy Benchmarking is the foundation of Chicago’s strategy for reducing carbon emissions from large buildings. In Chicago, the emissions from the properties subject to the energy benchmarking ordinance represent 20% of citywide carbon emissions, which is more than every car, truck, and bus on the
road in Chicago.

Since 2014, energy benchmarking has provided enormous benefits. From 2016 to 2017 alone, the median ENERGY STAR score for all reporting properties increased by five points, and since 2015, the median carbon emissions per square foot for reporting buildings has fallen by 19%. The property teams making these improvements are collectively saving millions of dollars a year on their utility costs.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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