Help with Benchmarking

Free In Person Training - New dates will be announced soon!

Let expert trainers walk you step-by-step through benchmarking:

  • Benchmarking Your Commercial Building (8:30 AM to 12:30 PM): Learn to set up PG&E's Web Services—a free, easy-to-use service that automatically sends your commercial building's energy use information to the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® every month. This class will include a hands-on benchmarking exercise so that participants can evaluate an actual building from start to finish, and see the ENERGY STAR score. CEUs available: AIA 4 LUs and 4 HSW Lus

  • You’ve Benchmarked Your Building: What’s Next? (1:00 PM to 4:30 PM): Get expert help setting targets for improvement: estimating the actual amount of energy savings needed to reach a higher score, which incentive programs could help identify or finance those improvements, and more. AIA 3.5 LUs and 3.5 HSW LUs

These workshops are sponsored by PG&E.  Click on the links above or call 415-355-3793 for details. 

Training on the Web

PG&E sponsors free, quick, online videos on key topics such as how to benchmark with Portfolio Manager, SF ECB compliance and PG&E's data release process.

US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program provides live webinars and recorded trainings on how to benchmark with Portfolio Manager. (Note: EPA videos and webinars are provided for a national audience. They do not cover local ordinances or how to turn on PG&E’s Web Services.)

Professional Help

If you would prefer to hire a consultant to complete your Benchmarking, you may do so. SF Environment does not recommend any individual benchmarking consultant or an energy auditor.

The following firms have submitted an Annual Energy Benchmark Summary or Confirmation of Energy Audit on behalf of clients in San Francisco, and are credentialed by the Investor Confidence Project as meeting the requirements to produce ICP Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects for their clients and investors. They have completed ICP Project Developer Training, and submitted credentials and references to the Investor Confidence Project for validation. According to the ICP, these firms have the credentials and experience to develop a quality energy efficiency project and meet Investor Confidence Project Protocols.  

Additionally, the following consultants have submitted an Annual Energy Benchmark Summary or a Confirmation of Energy Audit on behalf of clients in San Francisco. This is not a recommendation, nor intended to imply anything about the quality of their work. 

Two designations recognized by the ordinance that directly correspond to the energy audit services required by the ordinance are: a licensed professional engineer (PE) or a certified ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). You may find a list of professionals with these qualifications via:    

PG&E provides a limited number of audits for their customers to support energy efficiency improvements (rather than for the purpose of compliance.) To learn more, contact your PG&E representative or PG&E’s Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743.

SF Environment is not making any recommendation, nor can we imply anything about the quality of their work. To the best of our knowledge, this is a full list of consultants who have submitted a benchmark to date, and some of them may also offer energy efficiency audit services.