Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
ENERGY STAR Promotion
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a non-profit association of the energy efficiency industry whose mission is to promote policies and programs that enhance market opportunities. NEEC is being recognized for its multi-faceted support for benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Answering more than 5,100 inquiries from Seattle customers through its Energy Benchmarking Help Desk regarding use of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. NEEC reduced the number of buildings relying on default data from 642 to 44 in 2017.
- Training 1,277 building operators representing 214 million square feet of commercial and institutional building space using the Building Operator Certification’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager curriculum.
- Serving five local jurisdictions through its Smart Buildings Center (SBC), which provides data analytics and visualization services derived from ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to capture trends in city, county, and state buildings. The SBC leveraged Portfolio Manager data to develop quarterly and annual reports focusing on greenhouse gas emission and energy use intensity reductions.