Xiaohui Zhou, Ph.D., P.E.
Program Manager

Building energy efficiency program manager.

  • over 17 years work & research experience in commercial building HVAC systems & building controls
  • experience as design engineer, application engineer, researcher & team leader
  • involved in ASHRAE at local & national levels
  • member of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 1.4 Control Theory &Application, TC 1.5 Computer Applications, & TC 7.5 Smart Building Systems

We want to reduce energy consumption in our county buildings. Where can we find baseline energy usage data for public buildings?

Iowa Public Building Benchmarking Program is a state-wide program helping  Iowa public organizations benchmark their building energy performance in various ways. Refer to this link for more information: https://ia.b3benchmarking.com/ .  There are currently over 2,000 Iowa public buildings enrolled in the program and high level results can be seen in the report at https://ia.b3benchmarking.com/Report.aspx .  If your county participates in the program, which is free to public users, the building performances can be compared to local data (similar buildings in Iowa and Minnesota).