America: Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC-Minnesota) announced the Performance Metrics Strategic Initiative
created to benchmark LEED-certified buildings in Minnesota.
Partnering with EnergyPrint, a provider of energy management
software, the new initiative will collect, report and assess the building
performance of more than 150 buildings throughout the state through the
reporting and analysis of energy and water use.
The new initiative will generate a fact-based understanding
of LEED-certified building performance, focused on energy and water use, and
will identify areas for improvement.
Data and insights will be shared with stakeholders to drive
continued building sustainability efforts and to further support the business
case for green building. The program also aims to shape state and local
policies and legislation around sustainable building, and energy and water
“This is an important undertaking for our chapter as we
continue to better understand the performance of LEED-certified buildings in
Minnesota, specifically pertaining to energy and water use,” said Sheri
Brezinka, executive director of the chapter.
EnergyPrint will collect building’s energy and water use
data, analyze it, and generate usable insights. The company will offer a
complimentary 90-day subscription for the EnergyPrint energy management
dashboard to each building participating in the initiative.
“We are proud to partner with USGBC-Minnesota to
provide this important building performance benchmarking,” said Mike
Williams, chief operations officer of EnergyPrint.