Energy Benchmarking as a Service with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager

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Energy benchmarking with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager creates opportunities when it is implemented as an ongoing service to position the solution provider as a trusted advisor. Tracking and benchmarking energy use for client properties positions facility service companies as conscious of their clients cost and accountable for recommendations. The result is better client retention, differentiation, and ultimately better profit margins.

Even knowing this, many firms still approach energy benchmarking as a one-time engagement focused on winning a specific project or meeting a specific client request. The reason is that the shift to energy benchmarking as an ongoing service requires companies to commit to and support a more streamlined benchmarking process, dedicate operational resources, and deliver consistent energy benchmarking reports to clients.

This webinar will outline the key differences between a company that benchmarks energy on a project basis and one that consistently delivers energy benchmarking as a service. It will cover the key elements of an energy benchmarking service and how they fit together in an ideal service design. Ultimately, attendees will learn key concepts and best practices for developing a robust ongoing energy benchmarking service using ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the opportunity to position your business as a trusted advisor using Portfolio Manager benchmarking.
  • Define the difference between Portfolio Manager energy benchmarking as a project versus an ongoing service.
  • Identify the key concepts and designs for an ongoing energy benchmarking service
  • Outline a plan for piloting and launching a benchmarking service.

Sponsored By:


Willdan is a leader in energy, engineering, and software consulting, helping clients achieve long-term performance and efficiency goals since 1964. Our team serves facility owners, engineers, architects, municipalities, and utilities to improve the efficiency and resilience of existing buildings, new construction, infrastructure, and electric grids. Our world-class, integrated software helps clients make planning and investment decisions that are energy-efficient and cost-effective. B3 Benchmarking makes it easier to manage building energy performance and budgets. B3 integrates with ENERGY STAR®, puts powerful energy data in your hands, and quantifies savings—making it simple for your stakeholders to prioritize opportunities.


Dec 03 2020


2:00 pm


  • Peter Flippen
    Peter Flippen
    Managing Partner, IEI Solutions, on behalf of ENERGY STAR

    Peter Flippen started his career supporting the ENERGY STAR program at ICF and then joined an energy analytics startup, EnergyPrint, to develop and grow their national channel sales program. After fifteen years in the commercial buildings energy management industry, Peter combined his consulting and sales experience to found IEI Solutions. His business advises commercial building technology companies and energy efficiency programs on go-to-market strategies with a focus on channel program development and execution. The ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program is a client of IEI Solutions and Peter is speaking on behalf of ENERGY STAR.